I'm More Than a Football Player Featured
I love football season! Although I grow in my excitement for college football every year, there's nothing like feeling the energy at a high school on a Friday in the fall!
As a first year building administrator years ago, I was especially excited to interact with the football players in the hallways on a Football Friday! There's nothing more classy than football players dressed up in button-down shirts and ties walking the hallways showing their pride for their school and team!
During one of the class changes, I was standing with other administrators and teachers talking about the upcoming game in the hallway. As a group of well-dressed football players walked towards us, I saw one of our offensive guards, Steve, in the group. I had Steve in math class the year before when I was a teacher. While he struggled academically, his desire and determination to learn was matched equally to his stellar performance on the field. As the group of players approached us, many of them were laughing and thanking the students and teachers wishing them good luck for tonight's game. But, Steve was focused and carried a stone-cold look in his eyes similar to face I saw inside a helmet under the lights.
As he got closer to us, I remembered that I had just seen him in science class just yesterday while visiting classrooms. I remembered it vividly because they were studying for a big test - which happened to be this very period....