I first started playing football at the age of 7. There was an immediate love for the game that has never subsided. I come from a football family. My dad and 2 of his brothers earned division 1 football scholarships. My family is very supportive of me reaching my goal to play college football.
Football has taught me a lot about myself, as well as life. Through the game, I’ve learned discipline, an exceptional work ethic, loyalty, and integrity. I’ve learned to be a leader on and off the field. I’ve learned how to continually grow both mentally and physically strong. Football has taught me to push myself beyond my limits, in turn showing me there is nothing I can’t accomplish if I set my mind to it. Through football I’ve learned to deal with both adversity and success.
I was always primarily a defensive player. Through 9th grade my main position was middle linebacker, although I did play tight end and full back on offense. Going in to sophomore year, my coaches asked me to play left guard. It was a position I had never played before, but welcomed the challenge to do what was best for the team. I’ve started at left guard both sophomore and now junior year. Although I miss playing defense, I am happy to contribute on the offensive side of the ball where my team needs me most. I am a flexible player that is willing to switch positions for the good of the team.
I set high standards for myself. I pride myself on my strong moral and ethical values. I’m not afraid of hard work. I guarantee that any team that chooses me to play for them, I won’t let them down. I will give 100% effort on and off the field.