Footbal Essay

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Rhett Sheets Rough Draft October 13, 2010 Everything I Know About Me, I Learned in Football Some say football is just a game. It may be a just a game to some, but to me it is so much more. The memories and lessons I have from the practice field and playing on fields throughout different communities will last me a life time. The lessons that my teammates and coaches taught me help shape the person I am today. I began playing football for the St. Amant Wildcats when I was seven years old. Everyday we ran laps to get in shape. We ran laps again if we made a mistake. Everyday, in the beginning, I was the last one to finish the lap. I ran my share of laps for mistakes while learning the game. I learned to work hard, pay attention and keep on trying. Toward the end of that first season, I wasn’t running as many laps for mistakes and I wasn’t the last one to finish a lap. In middle school, I played for the Lake Lions. We were hardly a winning team. Every week Coach Fekete continued to work us hard and drive us to do our best. Coach Vince Lombardi once said, “Winning isn’t everything. Making the effort to win is everything . ..The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.” Those two years taught me that winning isn’t everything. I learned that sometime your best isn’t good enough and that is okay too. In high school, I’m part of the St. Amant High Gator football team. As a freshman, I played for the freshman, junior varsity, and varsity teams. I’ve learned that every play in the play book is designed to score a touchdown. How well that play is executed determines if that happens or not. This is also true in life. People plan their lives. Some plans are good, some are not. Success, however,

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