Winning the Maryland National Gridiron State Championship and going undefeated for the 2015 season has been the highlight of my football career. Being able to represent my team gives me a sense of pride. As team captain I shared with my team members the techniques and knowledge of the game. It is a great feeling when I motivate others to do their best. I also volunteer to mentor younger football players after practice. I believe having good grades also makes me a positive role model to my team members and younger players. Being involved in many sports and competitions over the years I realize you cannot win every game but that does not mean you give up, you try harder. I know I have to push hard to succeed. There are weeks I have athletics and training every day along with school work. I have learned to manage my time with good performance in both academics and athletics. I have gained valuable knowledge attending camps and combines. The coaches I meet teach me better techniques to use for my positions. Listening to their suggestions have helped me improve each football season, there is always more to learn. Even though I consider myself as a quick learner and someone that can think outside the box I would not have been able to improve if I was not open minded and willing to learn. Coaches and teachers want to help because they see potential.
I know I will not be able to play football and sports for a lifetime but the experiences and friendships made will follow me in everything I do in life. Athletics have helped me develop into the person I am today and will be tomorrow. Sports have taught me teamwork, leadership, dedication, integrity and given me ambition to achieve at higher levels. I am looking for a college program that can give me both the education and athletic experience I need to succeed.