My football “Career” started out in mighty might football. I honestly had no idea what was going on. I was always the kid that everyone called the “bench warmer.” I would never get any time on the field except for the last few minutes of the game. After the mighty might football years, we soon moved on to Jr high. Jr high football was a big thing for us.
In the PWCFL my position changed, I gained some weight and size so I moved to fullback and middle linebacker. My number changed also to 44, after John Riggens former running back for my favorite team the W... ... middle of paper ... ... average season. The next year my senior year went along the lines with my junior year. I got injured the first game with a separated shoulder. I continued to play the season despite the pain because you only have one chance at high school football and I wasn’t going to miss one play.
Throughout the next couple of weeks, the Mandalay Wolverines held football practice every day after school from 2:45 until 5:00. We always started with some team stretching and then w... ... middle of paper ... ...mped on me and screamed their praises. I scored the winning touchdown on that day. The Mandalay Wolverines beat the Oberon Tigers 28-21. I had officially arrived.
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. During his senior year he received many offers to play football, some of these schools included Alabama, Texas, and the University of Southern California. On Signing day, Billy sat in his chair with the three schools sitting in front of him. All of his family waited, as he was about to make the biggest decision of his life. As he tried to decide, the only thing in his head was the quote his father used to always say to him, “Do wh... ... middle of paper ... ...istant coach for the Dolphins so that even though he wasn’t able to play he could still be apart of the game he loved.
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. I had an average freshmen season, but what do you expect from a freshmen kicker? Most teams at the freshmen level don’t even have a guy that can kick at all. I thought that I was the “man.” By the time that my sophomore football season rolled around I was a much-improved kicker, I worked out mostly everyday all summer long with my cousin who was a pro recruit at the time, he was the one who really taught me what you really needed to know about kicking. All summer we worked on my technique and accuracy.
At the beginning of my ninth grade year I was prone to injury. I went from hip pointers to sprained ankles and was never able to see much playing time. This hurt my morale, because I have always dreamed about becoming the next big shot quarterback that came through Nashville; and with the luck I was having that did not seem likely. At the end of my ninth grade year I was healthy again and ready to compete for the starting quarterback spot in high school. Our high school football team had three potential quarterbacks.
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.
My parents’ knew at the time that I love playing football, but they did not want me to get a concussion this I did not fully understand. Because not long after, sophomore year in high school I got my first concussion by played two-hand touch football. How it happened it was a weight lifting class and the class would play football and eventually two-hand touch exculpated to tackling. Football is more than just a contact sport. What are often disregarded are the benefits that come from the game.
Football Underdogs to Champions I had tried out for the High School football team but unfortunately was cut. I worked hard over the summer and even passed on the family vacation to North Carolina to attend football conditioning at the school. Even with all of my effort put towards running and weightlifting I was still cut. That however did not stop me from playing the sport I love. I had heard of a local pigskin football league that allowed any teen my age to play.
Either way Jake went to the high schools team coach, Peterson. Peterson said that Jake would have to earn his spot on the team if he really wanted to play. Jake was very passionate about being on the team so he kept on training and he finally made the team. As newsela states when someone asked Jerry Fitschen a kicker for the high school team in which Jake played in he said “We didn’t see him as a blind person,we saw him as a football