Colleges are scouting or looking at kids from the age of ten years old. For March Madness (college basketball tournament) a student athlete would miss up to six days of class that they would have to make up later on, due to traveling and having to be with the team. Football player dedicate 43.3 hours of their own life to college sports. Whether it’s going to the weight room, film sessions, or just putting some type of work for the team. It is also more common for athletes who play football or basketball to go pro than in any other college sport.
Nathan Juhl Mrs. Daigle Pre-AP English 03 October 2017 Independent Novel Project: Hit Count Main Characters A- The protagonist of the book Hit Count by Chris Lynch is Arlo Brody. Arlo is a freshman in highschool and is in love with the game of football. Arlo is hardworking and determined to play highschool football for the varsity team even though his mom quotes head injuries from ´the file´. Arlo is one of the best players on the varsity team and makes all of the monstrous plays and that is enough to convince him that everything is okay.¨All I ever wanted to do was hit people¨ (Lynch 1). B- The antagonists of the book Hit Count by Chris Lynch is Arlo 's mom.
The average scholarship for a college athlete is less than 11,000 dollars a year. Scholarships for athletes not playing football or men’s basketball average less than 9,000 dollars per year. These scholarships do not cover the full cost of college whatsoever. Full rides are only given out by four sports, women’s and men’s basketball, football, and women’s volleyball. Because of their dedication and busy schedules, students can not get part time jobs to have any type of income.
The reasons being, most professional athletes don’t play longer than 3-5 years during their career. That’s a very long retirement and what if you get hurt, it will be very hard to live 50 years in retirement on a 3-year career. Next, it’s not fair to others who aren’t born athletes and have to concentrate hard on their grades to get into a good college. If athletes don’t work hard on their grades, they are just wasting talent. Lastly, if you play sports all throughout your time in school without concentrating on your grades and it turns out you aren’t good enough to become a paid professional athlete, you are left with nothing to help you succeed in the real world.
Marcus Dupree former American football player from Philadelphia, Mississippi. He lived alone with his mother and his disable brother in poor living conditions. He became well known to the public because of his football career. At the age of seventeen he was physically bigger and stronger than many of his team meets at the local high school. His senior year of high school he was recruited by the top first division schools in United States such as University of Oklahoma, Southern Mississippi University, Texas University.
It is based on a true story of an inspiring young man named, Rudy Ruettiger. Rudy Ruettiger desperately wanted to be a part of the University of Notre Dame 's football team and through a lot of hardships, he became one of the most inspiring football players in American history. Considering Rudy a hero, on the other hand, might require some more thinking,
Inspirational Biography Good morning/afternoon Ms. Fornili and class. Today I am here to inform you all about one of the best stories in American history, the inspiring story of Michael Oher. His story has already inspired many around the world and is captured in the movie The Blind Side –Josh Cagat 1. Title Michael Oher is known for being an NFL football player with the Carolina Panthers. He was also the subject of Michael Lewis’s book ‘The Blind Side’ and the 2009 film of the same name –Josh Cagat 2.
The sport of football has taken a lot of heat and negative publicity over the past several years. CTE and the dangers associated with the sport have been a focal point of discussion within all levels of football including the NFL as a league and its current and past players. Despite the obvious risks and injuries associated with the game, I believe that football is still one of the most popular and rewarding sports kids can play. If you ask a former player, even some who have suffered through a number of injuries, you’ll hear them speak with affection and praise about their time spent on the gridiron and with their teammates. Having played and coached youth football, and been exposed to colligate and pro athletes who have played the game, here are a few key positives that I think youth football provides.
Amateurism in college athletics is an exploitation of the athletes who participate in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) sports. The amount of work that is done by these athletes to help their respective institutions generate millions of dollars in revenue, goes seemingly unnoticed when identifying the substantial amount of money flow in NCAA sports and the amount of people, from stakeholders to alumni, that benefit from this source. Amateurism, the foundation of NCAA sports, has been in place for over a century of time dating back to the early 1900s. Any athlete who is making money for work they’ve done outside of their institution is not being exploited, however, an athlete can easily be placed on the other end of the spectrum when he or she is withheld from recognizing the true monetary value of their talents and likeness that are being used for the profit of the school or others. The NCAA is understandably satisfied with the continuous growth of its’ revenue each year, yet the problem they face of having people accept that “student-athletes” are just amateurs is growing as well.