I have been playing football since 6th grade, when my parents signed me up in the local youth football league. At first I didn't like the sport but over the years it has become a big part of my life. I am always looking for ways to help develop my skills to make me better for the upcoming season. I strive to do my best on the field, playing both sides of the ball on the line. I have learned that most of my development comes from off the field. I try to use this time to ask questions and push myself in the weight room. I use the leadership skills and communication from my years in the Boy Scouts to assist me in developing my football knowledge and skills. I work hard at communicating with my teammates and help others when I can. What makes me a good candidate is that I want to be there and learn to be the best football player and student that I can be. On the field or in the classroom, I am not afraid to ask questions or to ask for help whenever I need it. When I receive the new knowledge, I make sure that I get that information out there for my teammates. I feel that is what makes me stand out from the other players. I want to succeed at every level of football but it not is only me but also my teammates. If I can help them to get better then that only makes us stronger.