Life things that have influenced me on who I am today would be the people most important in my life such as my parents, sibling, family, and friends. Also I've been influenced by my coaches and my drive to be better than anyone else. I came to like football when I was in first grade which was the first year my school offered it. In sixth grade is when I decided I wanted to do this for my life. Things I have learned from the sport would be team work because if I don't do my job it could end up bad for me and/or the team, or vise versa if they don't do their job it might not end well for me. You also learn to push through when your tired and you feel the burn and pain but in the end you see the reward which is being more ready than the person on the other side of the line. My goals in High School and college academically would be to stay on the honor roll and keep my grades above a 3.0 GPA. Something I have had to overcome would have been a concussion and a broken wrist. They both happened right before the season even started. The concussion kept me from playing in sixth grade and I played with my broken wrist in seventh grade. Skills/characteristics I possess would be self determination. I have the desire to get better at anything I put my mind to and to try to beat myself on the next attempt that I do it. I also have the drive to help the team get better as well with plenty of encouragement to everyone. Also if I fail at something or don't get the results I like I'll work harder and correct the things I did wrong so that the next time I'm ready for it.