Having football and other sports in my life has definitely influenced me throughout growing up and still to this day. When I was little and participating in Pop Warner my dad always pushed me to reach my full potential and by doing this I became a great athlete. Now that I am older and my dad no longer coaches me I have now taken over that responsibility for myself. My dad taught me many things about life through football. One of the biggest things he taught me was that only you can make yourself better. I took this to heart while entering high school sports. My freshman year I played Junior Varsity which showed me a lot about myself and showed where I needed to grow as a leader for my team. Entering my Sophomore year I began to get more involved with Varsity and with the starting running back getting hurt it gave me an opportunity to show the coaches my ability and talent in game scenarios.