I'm Patrick Fennessey, a 5'8" Junior from Stuyvesant High School in New York City. I have started on the school team for all three years of High School. I didn’t grow up playing football, but I grew up around football. I’ve gone to football games since I was an infant and my love for the game has only grown since then. The moment that I knew I wanted to make football my life was when I was twelve. My aunt and uncle brought me to the Pro-Football Hall of Fame and I was just in awe. But it isn’t easy playing football in New York City. It’s tough because there are very few public schools that have football teams and at my school it’s even harder. My school doesn’t have its own field so we have to go to Pier 40, which is a shared field that we never get to use in full during the season. Some days we don’t even get to use the field at all. This adversity has taught me to appreciate whatever I can get, and to practice one hundred percent no matter where, or when I’m practicing. Another important detail about my play is my mind. Ever since I joined the team freshman year, my teammates have called me Coach, and I’ve known both the offensive and defensive playbooks, front and back. I see the entire field and am vocal in communicating exactly what I see and what adjustments need to be made. My coaches trust me enough that they allow me to move around the lineman if I see patterns in what the other team is running and we need a gap clogged up. I play the game of football not only with physical prowess but also with intelligence. I am looking to participate in a program at any level, with a good academic background.