Being born in a low-middle class family in southwest Virginia showed to me the hardships that many people face in society. Hardworking parents instilled in me the values of hard work and how it can pay off and create a better life for yourself. Watching my dad go back to college to provide for our family made me believe that you can achieve what you desire through working hard and dedication.
I have implemented this mindset of work into my athletic and academic life. I highly value my grades and prioritize doing the best I can in school to make myself into the best person I can be. I believe that an education is important because it allows you to better understand the world around you and it prepares you to overcome obstacles you may face. Not only do I try my best in school but I genuinely enjoy learning and going to school.
Athletically, I have always been interested in football after I attended my first college game at the age of six. Since then, I have played football at a variety of different levels such as flag football, travel, middle school, and high school. I constantly push myself to become the best athlete I can be and strive to be the best player on the field. I put in a lot of work for football because I am looking to continue playing at the next level. I also believe that I stand out compared to other football players because of my mental awareness of the game. Not only do I train physically, but I mentally train myself to know what to do on the field as a receiver and safety. This skillset has allowed me to help my team in multiple ways to make us stronger all around. Also, I do my best to build friendships with my teammates to strengthen the team.