Starting on the Varsity football team as a freshman has been by far the best part of my high school experience to date. I feel like in this last season I've grown more as a player than I have in any previous season. I've had great coaches, and great instruction to help me improve at my position.
My dad signed me up for tackle football the first year I was eligible. The first few years I played, my heart wasn't in it. But somewhere around 7th grade, football lit a fire in me that I haven't been able to put out since. Ever since that moment everything I've done has been for football. Whether it was getting up and going to the gym at 5am to go workout and better myself, or staying at practice long after the lights went out to ensure I'd be the best one on the field come next time. Throughout my time playing football I've learned a lot of life lessons. One of the most important to me, is listening and discipline. My coach made it a main point to not only train his players to be good players on the field, but good men off it too.
I've learned a lot about myself in my time playing football too. I've learned that I have a deep desire to win. At any point in time I'm willing to do anything it takes to win the drill, win the scrimmage, win the game. Another thing I've learned about myself is that I always try to be the hardest worker on the team. I know there are kids who are more academically blessed, and more athletically blessed than I am, but I know for sure, none of them will work as hard to better themselves as I do.