I had my first varsity game the first year of High School. I was a tiny freshman and never lifted a weight in my life. I realized I was playing against guys who are 6ft and are benching 225+ pounds. My team needed me to have my mind and body focused on the field. Over time, I got the job done. I learned that size doesn’t matter. The main things that matter are your heart and head. If you have the mindset that nobody could stop your progress and work ethic, you are able to achieve anything. That is the mentality I had that first varsity game as a freshman. Every time I step out on the field, I carry that mentally with me. I fell in love with football at a young age. It started with my dad tossing a football at me. No other sport relies on the whole team like this one. It brings people together and teaches work ethic that you can’t learn anywhere else. I learned that you got to fight for what you want in this life and you can’t give up; the minute you get lazy, someone else is already taking your spot. You need to be present, focused and hungry at all times. I’m aiming for four honors classes and a 3.85 GPA to finish my senior year. I plan on receiving a good education in college and finishing my bachelor degree. Throughout my life, I have been told I was unfit to play running back. Of course, those words only gave me strength to be better. I worked harder and I’m currently the starting varsity running back and standing at 5 ft and 8 inches. What makes a warrior is a warriors heart. I feel that in football, I’m a leader and I motivate people to not give up on things they want to achieve. All these setbacks helped me become great at strength and speed on the field. I always set the momentum in games. I feel that I need to further my football career in college and show others what my love for the game is on the field.