Mid way through my freshman year a couple of friends told me that I should try out for the football team. They thought because of my size I might be able to help out the team. I started working out with the team the winter of 2017. My first season our team went on to compete and the win the 2018 3A state championship. That was one of the most amazing experiences in my life. We made a commitment to return the next year. In 2019 we fell short of our goal and lost in the 3rd round of the playoffs to our in county rival. That experience made me even more determined to work hard and to avoid that gut wrenching feeling in our upcoming season.
In life and in football you have to overcome some adversity. I lost my mom to cancer almost 6 years ago. She is my inspiration and example of being tough, working hard and fighting the good fight. I am currently working towards earning Eagle Scout. I've been in scouting for 12 years. I've learned a lot about overcoming adversity there as well. Being a late comer to football I had a lot to overcome. I knew very little about the game. I have learned a lot in the last couple of years. Football has taught me to believe in myself, how to set goals and achieve them, teamwork, and leadership. I've learned about the game of football as well. I went from being a substitute player in my sophomore year to a starter in my Junior year. I'm truly a student of the game. I'm really hoping that football can be the vehicle to help me realize my academic goals. I committed to focusing my efforts to make better grades in my senior year in high school. My academic goals in college are getting a degree in Sports Science/Management. I truly love Football and would love to spend my life involved in the game.
I have asked some of the people I know to describe me. Here are some of the replies I received: Compassionate, Empathetic, Generous, Big Hearted, Motivated, Honest, Soft Spoken, Loyal, Respectful and Funny.