Peyton’s father was born in Sunflower County near Drew, Mississippi. His mother grew up in Philadelphia, Mississippi. His father, Archie, played football for Ole Miss and Peyton’s mother was the homecoming queen there. In 2001 Peyton married Ashley Thompson and went on to have twins, Marshall and Mosley.... ... middle of paper ... ...y would argue that no other quarterback will be able to ever match his level of success. Even though he was interested in other sports as a young boy, it is crystal clear that he was supposed to play football.
Battle High School was the football team to win state 5A high school football their first year of being established. Somehow our team Lebanon High School ended up under the lights with them the following year. Through the years of football, I gained some super good friends that I played football with. I would have never guessed that I would have gained so many good friends/brothers through a sport like football. Lebanon Missouri is a football town, they strive off of football.
For as long as I can remember football has been a part of my life in some way, shape, or form. When I was first born my grandfather said that I was solid and built to play football. I used to throw the football with my mother when I was a toddler and she always told me that when I tried to tackle her I hit really hard. My first organized football experience was when I was five. I had just moved to Manassas, VA from Washington, D.C. in 1994.
“Dad why can’t we play football today?” he asked. “Well its Sunday and you need to get your spiritual growth in, because what is going to happen when you are done playing football?” his father stated. Billy just shrugged off the comment because in his mind, he would never stop playing football. Billy continued to progress in his athletic ability becoming a standout athlete in Football as well as Basketball, In High school he chose to focus solely on football because it was the love of his life and he knew he could get a scholarship to play. He was an all-state running back four years in a row in high school and voted as one of the top high school recruits in the entire country.
He decided to pursue football and accepted a scholarship to play at the University of Notre Dame. Montana did not see much action until his sophomore season when he impressed his new coach in spring games before the regular season. He became the go-to guy late in the game during comeback situations. He led Notre Dame to two crucial comeback wins, including an incredible performance against Air Force that earned him the nickname “The Comeback Kid”---the nickname stuck to Montana for the rest of his career. He missed the entire 1976 season due to a separated shoulder but came back strong in 1977.
My best friend’s dad was the defensive coordinator for our local high-school team. Football players were always at his house and we were always watching game film. When Anthony and I were old enough to go to school we would go to the practices after school for a few hours, playing, and riding on the sleds as the football players pushed them around. When Anthony and I were about five years old Anthony’s dad gave us some old High-school jersey’s, pads, and helmets. This is when Football started to become a necessity in our lives.
Eric grew up in a single-parent home, as his father moved out when Eric was in first grade. From a very young age Eric wanted to do anything that involved sports. He started playing football at the age of four when a neighborhood dad suggested Eric’s mom sign him up for Pop Warner football because of his size and energy. He also played little league baseball and some basketball. He loved all three sports, but soon figured out that football was his favorite and the one he was most serious about.
Our high school football team had three potential quarterbacks. There were two juniors and myself, a sophomore. None of us had the job hands down. It was going to take hard work to win the position. I was constantly going to quarterback camps and lifting weights just trying to prepare for the start of the new season.
It all started my freshmen year, my first year organized football at my high school Grosse Pointe North. Where I was just messing around one day before practice kicking the football around. The kicking coach had taken notice and told me that I had the natural talent and leg strength to become a solid and well-developed place kicker. I had then earned the starting job by my first ever career football game, and have made a great career out of it so far, and hope to keep it going. I never thought that I would become a kicker I thought that was the pretty boy position on the football team, little did I know that was my ticket to a college football career.
My older brother who is now twenty five, played highschool football for the Laconia Sachems. Just the name Sachems is enough to make me get the chills. In 2007 the Laconia Sachems the only undefeated team to go on to win the New Hampshire state championship saw success, but my brother went