That competitiveness that he learned from his family helped propel his passion for sports, something he also credits his father for.
“I would say that I take after my dad the most,” Furey said. “He also played the same sports at me as well as the same positions.”
His love of sports was evident while growing up, participating in every sport that he could. Even though he ultimately decided football was the sport he wanted to pursue, his experience playing competitive basketball is something he will never forget.
“As I got older, the only sport besides football that I was involved in was basketball,” he said. “Basketball was a great experience for me. I played for my high school, and on a club team with a lot of my friends. On my club team, we would get to go play in tournaments in Australia and China, which was really exciting.”