Ever since the third grade, when I began to play, football became my life. This game has taught me many things both on and off the field about life and myself. It has opened doors of opportunity and I know that it will continue to do so in the future. The work ethic and standard that I hold myself to on the field, in the weight room, and in the classroom will make me a successful college athlete. During my freshmen year, when everyone else gave up and quit the football team, I remained vigilant and stayed. As the only freshmen on the team I knew I had to persevere and give my best every snap, every practice, and every game. This tenacity shaped me both as a player and as a person. Becoming captain my junior and senior year taught my leadership skill and what it’s like to have people looking up to you, counting on you, and what it’s like to be responsible not only for yourself but for the team as well. I will bring these qualities to school and my team and continue to be successful as a player and a person.