YMCA, where I started my venture into the sport of football, taught me to be tough yet calm individual. I cultivated my toughness at a very young age, as I got the wind knocked out of me during a game. I recovered and immediately wanted to know what to do in order for that not to happen again. Early on, I learned to spot out my weaknesses and take corrective actions to overcome them.
Train, Train, Rest, Train
My Dad and brothers fueled my interest even further, as they bragged about their favorite NFL teams and which players were better. This ignited a competitive energy in me to become one of those players they bragged about both on and off the field. In college, I plan to graduate with a degree in US History /Communications. I have found the origin of our nation fascinating. When we know our history we can better direct our path to a brighter future.
Finally, I am a smart and “gritty” player. I may not be the biggest player on the field, but I will study to find niches that will give me advantages over my opponents. I say “gritty” because I have grown to learn that you get beat sometimes, which has moved me to always push to come back fighting no matter the situation. Football is a way of life; you get out of it what you put into it. I have every intention of investing 150%.