“If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven’t done anything today.” – Lou Holtz. This has always been my mindset from when I was in little league until now. Although, I have faced some adversity along the way, this quote always pushes me to do better and better each and every day. First, I was about four or five years old playing what was then flag football. I played line, but I occasionally got to run the ball and I never will forget the first time I scored.
Though he didn't get as many passes as he would have liked, Warring, a San Diego State preferred walk-on this upcoming fall, enjoyed being back around the game of football. “This week gave me more experience on the football field before I go down to San Diego State,” Warring said. “I learned a lot of things at different positions. I'm going to be a tight end down at San Diego, so I still need to learn how to play that position. This helped me get
I was starting cornerback, andwe won a championship. And I just went to Tennessee for a football tournament with kids that were a grade above me. Everything was going so well for me, but the one thing I was missing was a touchdown. That was the one thing I needed in order for me to say to my 10 year old weird self “I am one of the greatest football players at my age.” Now at that time I was starting cornerback on defense, but on
Coaches are motivational none more so than Vince Lombardi that gave his speech on superBowl day around the time players, coaches, and fans not only loved football but would do anything to watch it. the speech was given in a locker room in a very intense football games against the opponent. Lombardi was an all time hall of famer football coach and a two-time super bowl champion. In a Super bowl game in 1971, Lombardi gave a speech to his players during halftime in a very intense game. This speech was to encourage his player to go out and play with your heart and to play hard, if you go out and give everything you have, you are guaranteed to become the best and to be number one.
My primary position on the junior varsity team was quarterback. Although we had many outstanding athletes, our first season was far from successful; however, my eighth and ninth grade years, we went undefeated in football. In middle school, I continued my baseball career with the school; yet, my desire to be on the diamond shifted more towards football. Sports brought a glorious feeling into my life in middle school; on the other hand, not everything turned out the way I had expected, for a tragic event changed my life forever. Something horrendous occurred to my close friend, Payton Mitchell.
He was a great NFL player. But one day when I got home from school, my dad said "Did you know Ray Rice domestically abused his wife" I now don’t like him that much anymore. Kids ranked famous athletes among the most admired people in their lives (73%), second only to their parents (92%). 22% of athletes were reported
My mouth dropped and turn to my dad and asked where are we going? The security guy said “they didn’t tell u my dad and I both said at the same time tell us what? You also get to go in the locker room to meet all the players. I could not help myself ,I started jumping up in down with excitement .Walking through the door I heard my name chanted , the closer I got .It was them, all I could remember thinking was how huge they were. This was nothing like watching the game on TV, it was real, face to face with my favorite team players.
Football has always been part of life starting when I was a little boy. It wasa real long time ago I could not remember much but I do remember all of theexcitement and the yelling and at times the crying that feeling of some sort ofdepression when your team loses the play, the ball gets intercepted or fumbledand even losing the game. But on the other hand you have the feeling of victorythe feeling of your team getting the ball or picks it up after the fumble and thesense of relief if it was your own team who fumbled it. My favorite feeling is thefeeling of revenge or a touchdown that wins the game. When I was about 10 Istated to noticed a team that began to stand out and with that team I havebecome to realize that one of my favorite if not
4th grade was the year when it was my chance to play just like my dad. I signed up for full-contact football, which requires all pads worn during the very physical game. As a 4th grader, this was more than I expected; needless to say, the first practice was very rough. My coaches were constantly roaring at us with the expectation that we already knew how to play. They didn’t take into consideration that for some of us, including
The pungent smell of manure would waft down the hallways as students walked to and from class, I was always late to school because I would get trapped behind tractors on the single lane highway, and there were always pickup trucks in the parking lot. That being said, I loved this school with all of my heart. Friday night football would always make the front of our small-town newspaper, our school spirit was incredible, I knew everyone in my high school by name, and the teachers had great relationships with the students. However, the second trimester of my senior year, everything changed.
Tony Nathan grew up in Alabama where he loved to play sports. When he was in high school he tried to quit the football time. However, Tony’s mother Louise Nathan did not let him and took him straight to the head coach and asked for Tony’s spot back. He was accepted back where he played at safety. But one game changed that; he went from hardly playing to in on every offensive snap.
Jaiden DeBose Humanities/Hanson Nov: 22,16 EA…………… The 80 yard touchdown run I always thought football would be really really hard and I would be the only kid that couldn 't score a touchdown,but that all changed on a single big run. It was a Saturday morning and I was getting ready for my second big game. Our record was 1.0 and we were looking for the win to be 2.0. Every game I have a goal, and that goal was to score the biggest touchdown of the game, but the team we were going against probably wouldn 't let that happen. But who cares I still believed I could do it.
He really got it right when he promoted Steve Keim as the new GM and managed to steal former Coach of the year Bruce Arians away from Indianapolis. Steve Keim and Michael Bidwill have done a great job of getting top notch players in draft and free agency, and getting a stadium built here in the valley. Bruce Arians won Coach of the Year honors last year leading Arizona to their best win/loss record in team history. But there would be no team and no stadium without the diehard Cardinal
Football teaches character and that’s why I love it so much. I’ve learned so much about myself and how I want to live my life just from being in football. It was a dreadful freezing fall morning on November 7th and I was getting ready to board the bus for a state football game against the Becker Bulldogs. The police escorted us to Saint Cloud State under a lot of care. Even though I was a freshman and didn’t play much varsity, I was getting to see what it was state is like.
The Day of the Big Game Have you ever been so nervous for something but also super excited at the same time? This happened to me on the day of my first tackle football game against our team 's biggest rivals (Linganore), in front of my family and friends on a perfect day for football. That is a day I will never forget. For the last few years I’ve had a love for football, but was only allowed to play flag football (no tackle football). I disliked flag football and was so happy when I finally was allowed to sign up for Urbana Hawks tackle football this Fall.