Dartanyon Crockett doesn’t just carry Leroy Sutton. He wants those who have yet to meet him to know another important facet of his life: he can also carry a tune. Dartanyon’s vocal abilities are broad. He seamlessly pivots from hip hop to gospel to pop to freestyle rap. A proud member of his church choir in Cleveland, he frequently performs solos. His favorite – “His Eye is on the Sparrow,” which he sings in memory of his mother, Juanita, who passed away when Dartanyon was eight years old.
Despite his limited vision, Dartanyon has always had a great passion for sports and competition. In addition to being a two-time Senate league champion in wrestling, he also set an Ohio state record as a member of the Lincoln-West High School powerlifting team, dead lifting 585 pounds this past March. At that meet, he was the overall state runner up in his weight class. He also ran track, high jumped and played football before graduating this past spring.
He is enrolled in Cuyahoga Community College in the fall, with the hopes of one day fulfilling his dream of going to law school, and becoming an attorney. Dartanyon says he “would like to make a difference be it in small or grand proportion.”
Dartanyon is a very big fan of the television show “Family Guy,” but please, don’t hold that against him.