“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.
A public memorial was televised at soldier field on November 6th. After his death, many people talked about how he was a generous person for the business he ran and what a nice person he was off the field and on the field, People said he truly showed you what is was to play football by making his fellow players earn the tackle. He faced them head on to make them earnt the tackle. Because he did this he earned respect from others and was known as one of the
Dozens of running backs have tried to emulate his hard running and aggressive style, and his toughness was legendary. As Walter Payton himself said, “Tough times go away, tough people do not” (Pearlman 345). His influence, however, went beyond the football field. Walter Payton was known for giving back to the community and for his charitable activities. As a result, the NFL selects a player each year to win the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award.
The town of Messina transforms into a known town. Eddie Rake does this by creating a winning and successful team. The community of Messina never really got together and bonded over anything until Eddie Rake became a part of it. For example, the town now gets together every single Friday night to support the football team they know and love. Eddie Rake did make a few mistakes in his lifetime, but as good man would do, he apologizes completely to the entire community for all of them in the letter that is read during his funeral.
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
1. One of the most inspiring things in any athlete’s life is there coach. I know from personal experience. Every coach I’ve ever had has a had an impact on my life in a big way I want to become a coach because I love the game of football and I want to make a positive impact in the lives of my students and players. I’ve wanted to become a Coach since I was very little.
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
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
This Greek word connect to me because I am very athletic. I spend the last four years in high school playing different sports and keep my body in great condition. I was a huge star in high school I would play football after football season finish, I would play basketball then last not at least I would run track and field. Being an athletic student mean that you have to work hard and show dedication, not only on the court or the field but also in the classroom. This word reflected back to my freshman year in High School football was one of the
Football has defined me as person growing up, developing me to being the person you see today. The thrilling experience and the excitement surrounding playing against a local football team is unmatched. When you come onto the pitch, you forget your worries and your problems, and you concentrate on completing the simple task at hand of putting the ball in the back of their net, and protecting yours. The late Sir Terence Pratchett expresses the beauty of football brilliantly in relation to what I think of it, “The thing about football - the important thing about football - is that it is not just about football.” I always wanted to perform well against whomever we played against, but that wasn’t always the case, I was failing miserably. I wasn’t
I have attended four different high schools in four years. I have always participated in sports throughout high school. Although after school activities have made a huge impact on my high school career, none have been more of an influence than football. I played football alongside numerous teammates and coaches, and was taught valuable life lessons for use on and off of the field. When I joined the football team my freshman year, I did not fully understand what I was getting into.
I am a person who loves football, it has been my love and passion ever since I was a child. It has been my go to place when things got rough as I was older, to where I can just play a game or practice to take my mind off of things. I am a young adult, who has lost his mother as a child, and whose father was never in his life. I have a large family and I love each and every one of them, even if there are some who tend to
Bissinger’s “Friday Night Lights” paints a perfect picture of the culture of Texas in the 1980’s. It illustrates just how much football played in a role in the lives of everyone in the community, as well as the ideals these people had. Football was all that they cared about, and the people sacrificed other aspects of their life for it. With all of the money going towards football, education in the state suffered. The classrooms in high schools were outdated, and teachers were underpaid, ultimately compromising the quality of the student’s education.
Cam Newton is a good athlete and a really good role model to look up to in the game of football. He is always giving a hundred percent no matter if his team is loosing or winning. He is a follower of Jesus Christ, which makes other ones believe in our God as well. Cam doesn’t just think about himself. He also has football camps for everyone to go too.
“Do your job.” A simple quote by Bill Belichick (New England Patriots Head Football Coach) but this quote means a lot about my character. The reason it means a lot to me is because if you work tremendously hard and do your job your team will be successful. My head football coach, Mike Rowe uses this quote as well and adds “If everybody does your job you will be successful. Trust your teammates since they will fight for you and the rest of the team.” I am tying this quote to football but it can be used in any team sport you are involved in. Football teaches character and that’s why I love it so much.