Watching my parents constantly lose everything only to dust themselves off and start over again and again was a constant throughout my childhood. My goal all throughout high school has been to earn my way to attend college so that I can obtain a college education. With a college education and a drive to succeed I can take care of my parents after years of sacrifice.
I strapped on my first helmet when I was in second grade and only seven years old. Coming from a football family and seeing my brother win a 5A state championship ring pushed my love for the game to the next level. My football career I played for the best of the best, yet it wasn't until I failed to participate in the postseason in high school that I learned the most about myself as an athlete. Being one of the white students to attend my school made me feel like an outcast at my own school, but it was through my determination and grit on and off the field that I am able to stand where I am now. My drive to play and get a better education at the next level is fueled by years of being beaten down and forcing myself to stand up and continue to persevere. My most recent season has taught me valuable lessons that I will hold on to for the rest of my life. I learned that if things aren't going the way you planned you need to buckle down get salty and push through. Having a full season of getting hit hard and popping back up taught me that pain is only as bad as you make it, and that the most lustrous rewards come with the cost of enduring pain. Lastly, I learned that daily hard work allows for diamonds to form. Constant two a day workouts with classes and studying for the SAT pushed me to exceed my own self-imposed limits.
I know I not only have the talent to perform for your team but the grit, work ethic, and drive to perform my absolute best for you on the field and in the classroom. As a three sport varsity athlete with captain honors in two of those sports while maintaining a high GPA I know I can be a force for you to use.