Alton Dayshaun Lucas was born on May 18th 1987. He was the first of two children born to Katurah Lucas and Amos Livingston.
He affectionately became known as “Day” or “ Day Day.” Dayshaun was a hyper active child and at the age of six, his stepfather, Michael Richardson, enrolled him in Huntington P.A.L football. He excelled from day one and we knew we had a star in our hands.
In 1996, the family moved to West Babylon. This where Dayshaun continued to excel in conference league football. When he was old enough to play football within the West Babylon School District, he dominated there as well. He was a natural athlete and played multiple sports throughout his school career including track, lacrosse, and soccer. Football, however, was always his first love. He played varsity football as an Eagle all four years of high school and earned All-County and All-Long Island.
Wrestling was another one of his strong points. He began wrestling in seventh grade and was on varsity by eighth grade. He shared a special bond with his wrestling coach, Vinny Innes, that would lead to Dayshaun staying with him at times before important tournaments. By the time he was a junior in high school, he was an All-American wrestler with three Cadet national titles. Wrestling would take him all across the world and earn him an athletic scholarship to Hofstra University.
Dayshaun was a jokester and was always smiling. He would come up with something silly to say at the drop of a dime. When it wasn’t the time to say something, a face or a hand gesture (MickeyDs) was made to capture a smile. He loved to make people laugh. He was always the peacemaker, and as big as he was, never one to fight. He loved being around family, even if it was just for a little bit of time.
Dayshaun became a father in 2011 to Jordan Dayshaun Lucas. This made him happier than anything else he had ever accomplished. He enjoyed spending time with his son and teaching him to play football and wrestle. They often went back-and-forth arguing about who was the parent. Jordan usually won the argument, resulting in him getting his way. They had a beautiful bond, with Jordan being just as silly as Dayshaun was.
Dayshaun will truly be missed.
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