Jaque Billingsley spreads a contagious smile.
Whether walking the halls of Northside High School, or training for football the sophomore seems to enjoy life.
Jaque grew up around sports, and about a year ago his outlook on sports and life completely changed.
"His goal is to play football of course so we are supportive, a little scared but supportive," said Synthia Billingsley of Warner Robins.
Synthia Billingsley came to terms with the fact that her son Jaque eats and sleeps football. Jaque sports the blue of Northside in Warner Robins, something that runs in the family.
"Jaque Billingsley came to us last year as a ninth grader and of course his older brother Earl was the starting nose man for us and both of them love being apart of Northside football," said Northside Head Football Coach, Kevin Kinsler.
In November of 2010 Jaque decided to compete in wrestling and then one day at practice something happened that would change his life forever.
"My leg got caught and he ended up falling on it and it snapped. I dislocated my knee. And we didn't really know what was happening," said Jaque Billingsley.
Jaque went to the hospital and was released, but then while at home, he realized something was wrong when he couldn't feel his right foot. Jaque pinched a nerve in his leg and a blood clot formed, leaving doctors with few options. By the time the Billingsley's got a second opinion gangrene had set in.
"After that they were like there's nothing we can really do," said Jaque.
Jaque made the difficult decision to amputate his right leg, just below his knee. Despite the devastating loss of his leg, he continues to focus on his goals.
"Just the thought about me being the first person with a prosthesis in the NFL, yeah that's my goal," said Jaque.
Jaque is not alone in his efforts to get back to the football field. He has a great support system around him at Northside High School.
"Jaque is a pleasure. It's a challenge for me to try to figure out what I can do to help him and what other exercise can I find that will help him progress," said Northside Trainer, Vonnie Hitchcock.
The expectations remain high for Jaque and he's challenged to get better everyday.
"I expect him to do everything everybody does. He's a got a lot of upper body strength so he's going to be a defensive lineman for us," said Coach Kinsler.
Although hours of rehab and training are ahead of him, Jaque sticks close to family and friends to help him along the journey.
"My family is the most important thing. They've been through everything with me so, gotta love them," said Jaque.