As a scholar athlete, and a scholar who has had to fight through my learning differences, I know the meaning of hard work and I live the hard work every single day. I was taught early on that good character and having a 'can do' attitude is sometimes more important than being a 4.0 student. I have worked hard to maintain high grades (I have a 3.4 GPA and have been inducted into the National Beta Club) while playing multiple sports year around, but most important was my connection to my church and to our family farm. In both of those places, I am able to serve and help others and that is very important to me. Any of my coaches or mentors will tell you that I will outwork anyone and do it with a smile. I am very coachable and believe that you should plan to learn something new every day. My Dad, Ernest Jr., played at the University of South Carolina and was a two - time captain of the Gamecocks and All SEC in both his junior and senior years. He also played 5 years in the NFL and he taught me, at a young age, where hard work, character, dedication and discipline can take you. I spend a lot of time with my family and they are a big part of my life and they support me in every thing that I do. I give 120% to any organization that I am a part of and know that you never do anything with less than your best effort. I want to be a part of a team that I can learn from and give my very best to and we all get to succeed.