Personal Narrative Essay: The New World Of Football

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As a kid, there was nothing better than going outside on a fall evening, as the leaves from trees are falling, becoming empty with football in your hands. I couldn’t live without football. I could remember myself wearing one of the many NFL jerseys I had, going out into my huge yard, and pretended I was out there in front of millions playing the game I loved. Scoring touchdowns, intercepting the quarterback, and being apart of team were the greatest things I looked forward to. But as my flag football and YSF career ended, I wanted a change. My 7th grade year at the Middle School was the start of something new. I changed sports from football to cross country. I still loved football but I wanted to do something different for a change. Cross…show more content…
There big running back came rumbling along, and as I was breaking down to tackle him, I was blinded sided out of nowhere. I landed oddly on my shoulder and it popped out of place. I was slow to get up and as I stood straight up, I couldn’t lift my arm. I knew something was wrong but I stayed in the game. I didn’t take it as seriously as I should have, as I later would keep practicing until I again had it pop out of place for the second time. After that it was time to get it checked out. I found out after multiple doctor appointments, a vast amount of different answers from them, and finally a trip to Iowa City, that we came to a conclusion I had torn my labrum(shoulder) and will need surgery. From that point on, football changed my life. My sophomore year, was my first year as a varsity basketball player and after I found out about my shoulder, I was devastated. When my family and I went to Iowa City to talk to our surgeon, he said I could play the basketball season but there is always a chance of things becoming worse. I didn’t care what he said, I was playing. I started the second game of the year, and my 3rd game my shoulder blew out again. My shoulder continuously did that throughout the year and I ended up missing 6 games in the season. I came to a conclusion with myself, that football wasn’t for me anymore no matter how much I loved
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