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scouting report on me? I’m big and slow — well, at least one of those
things is true.
I’ve worked hard on my speed over the
last few years, because I’m the leader of a group of running backs that
puts it on ourselves to be physical … while playing
For me, the physical part came naturally, but
the fast part meant eating better and working on my conditioning in the
Why? Because the hay is never in the barn.
I like that saying so much, I had it printed on a T-shirt, and I wear
it before and after every game. My work is never done. I will never be
satisfied. That’s why I worked to get faster, and it’s why, when
defenses are wearing down at the end of games, I’m busting through for
During games, I wear another T-shirt
underneath my jersey. It has an S (on it), which could stand for my
school … or my last name … or Superman. Maybe it’s all
But as much as I may try to be a Superman for
my football team, I think more about being a superhero for people like
Jacob Zonick, and my little sister, Janae. Janae is in fifth
She watches all of my games, and we’re
constantly sending texts or FaceTiming with one another. She is a bright
spot in my life, and I communicate with her every way I can, because
she was born deaf.
I met Jacob in 2010, at the
Blue-Gold All-Star Game in my home state of Delaware. Jacob has cerebral
palsy and he and I were matched up through the Hand-in-Hand program,
which pairs football players with children who have intellectual
Jacob and I have stayed in touch, and
he got to come see me play on my home field for the first time a couple
of weeks ago; I spoke to him before the game, and gave him a