Football has made a huge impact in my life. The game has influenced who I am in terms of how I play, how hard I work on and off the field, and also how I handle my responsibilities. I took interest in football at an early age when I was five years old and I thought that I had failed. I noticed friends my age were playing on a much higher level than I was because of how good they were. However, that did not stop me, my mindset, and my goal in life. I continued to push myself on the field and anything or any spot that I have earned. Something that I learned about this sport is that it is not just about football. It taught me character, maturity, responsibility, and most importantly trust. My true colors come to light when I am playing this game, it shows who I truly am. Many athletes believe that football is what it is all about however, that is where they go wrong. I am very well aware that football can be taken away at anytime but what cannot be taken is my mind. My education is very important to me. My academic goals for high school is to excel in all my work and classes while maintaining a high GPA. Things are not just handed to me and I understand that which is why I have to be independent and earn it myself. Throughout my football career there was one major obstacle that I have overcame in my life. Going into my high school season I had fractured my ankle. I thought that I may not play, but mentally that did not stop me from overcoming this. I took actions and learned the game more, watched film, and asked questions. There is always something I can learn new and I am a very coachable athlete and am willing to obtain information given to me. I do not believe in having enough when it comes to football and school. I also have a bunch of unique characteristics. I excel is some things you may not think that a football player can do. I am an athlete, I am ambidextrous, I can play multiple positions in most sports, and I learn and understand information very fast. This is what sets me apart from other athletes on and off the field.