I am a 6'2 (my brother twenty year old brother is 6'5) so I may keep growing...233 pound middle linebacker (led team in tackles sophomore 81 (Total) / 42 Solo/junior year - 92(Total)/72 Solo/14 for Loss/4 Sacks/5 Forced Turnovers/3 Fumble Recoveries/ 4 Pass Deflects/1 Blocked Field Goal, tight end (Second in Receiving Yards), and long snapper. Despite growing up in Columbus, Ohio, I am a Steelers fan; my Pap told me early that "if you want to win, do the ordinary things better than anyone else does them day in and day out (Coach Noll)." That is what might set me apart from others. I am consistent with those "ordinary things" daily. I am a football player 12 months a year. EVERY DAY ... I sleep enough (Well..Most Days). I eat cleanly (Gained Nearly 40 Pounds in Off Season). I study academics (3.5 gpa) and football film. I lift/workout (Bench 225 x10 and Squat 405 x8). I respect my parents (no choice - mom/a high school teacher and dad/a parole officer). I make my bed. I wash my gear. I stay out of trouble. I avoid crazy social media. I prepare. I prepare. I prepare. I have learned that actions speak louder than words. I have learned that being a real leader is reflected in actions. I have learned that success in life comes down to what makes me successful on the field. I work hard even without praise. I do those ordinary things every day. I model appropriate behavior. I am there for my teammates. I push myself and try to push others. I see every Friday as an opportunity to improve individually and as a team. I am a football player. I fill in where needed. I play the entire game - middle linebacker, tight end, long snapper. I keep pushin' and gettin' up and movin' forward. My performance/conduct speaks for me. My stats speak for me. My grade check and report card speak for me. My paycheck speaks for me. My ACT score speaks for me. I want to bring my ability to do those "ordinary things" consistently and passionately to a program. I want to earn a degree, so I will be able to take care of my family when I am older. I am a football player. I want to continue to do what I love.