I was first introduced to football in the 6th grade, since that time I realized two things about myself. Football has provided me the opportunity to grow as a team member, as well as, individually as a young black male. For instance, I have learned what it means to be apart of a team and to work as an unit to accomplish a goal. In addition, to work individually to improve my skills so I can be the best team player I could be. Not to mention, as a young black male I have learned that my grades are also an important aspect of my ability in improving myself. Playing football has allowed me to grow personally and professionally, as I am looking at the future. For instance, my plan is to play collegiate football, but I also have a strong interest in sports and veterinary medicine.
As I reflect on my middle and high school football and educational experiences, I realized that I struggled in both areas; however, I worked hard to improve my skills in football and educationally. I believe this is the what makes me a good candidate for your team. My struggle exhibits commitment and perseverance. This is what makes not only a good candidate, but allows me to stand out from other recruits. For example, I am committed to my team; which involves being a positive role model on and off the field. I'm very pumped up when it comes to setting a tone at practice and during games. I'm different because I like to work on improving myself to prepare for games; as I believe that every game requires my best and at represents a commitment to the team. In addition, I like to provide support to my team mates. For example, When I see a teammate down I go to them and give them advice so they can pick their heads and stay focused. I realize that we are not just a team, but it is a brotherhood. More importantly, I realized that my professional growth is as important as football. So I put forth great effort in improving my grades. For instance, I like to study ahead of my classes and prepare for quizzes and exams. Also prepare for written assignments, which may require several rewrites, as this may not come naturally to me; however, I realize it is an important aspect of improving Robert Jordan.