Football is central to my family. My great grandfather played in the NFL and my grandfather played at Rice University. I want to follow in their footsteps. It is the greatest game in the world. I have learned about life with my coaches, teammates and my own struggles. I listened to my coaches early on who told me that technique will always win over size and speed. Being a big guy, I could get away by just size and strength alone. But when I got to high school and there are many big kids, I quickly learned that practicing the techniques made all of the difference against physically better players. Thus I try to be as coachable as I can, I understand how important listening and execution is. I desire to be in a great program. I sincerely believe that I can be a quality athlete that is a leader and well respected by the coaches and players.