I’ve never been much of a writer, don’t get me wrong I don’t hate writing; I have just never excelled at it. Originally when were given this assignment I thought it would be simple, I already had an idea of what I wanted to write about, but like always I knew I would struggle with finding the right words to use in order to actually write the story. Although I knew what I wanted to write about I still wasn’t completely sure if I wanted to write about this topic, not only because of the challenges it would present but because It was going to be a story about a real friend of mine. The story was going to be about the life of an illegal immigrant who like many others had the dream of becoming a professional football player.
“Brett Favre is one of the greatest quarterbacks in the history of professional football. You are judged by winning, and he’s won more games than any other quarterback who has ever played. But I will remember him just as well for being such a fierce competitor and outstanding leader. He was the face of the Packers and a great credit to our game. It was an honor to coach against him.”(Mike Shanahan, Denver Broncos Head Coach) Brett’s passion for the game, and winning history, together earned him the respect of the entire football nation. I am going to give you a summary of this incredible athlete’s life, covering both the ups and downs of his bumpy road to success. I am using factual
Cameron Jerrell Newton was born on May 11, 1989 in Savannah, Georgia. He was the younger of two sons born to Cecil and Jackie Newton. Cecil was so eager to prepare his sons for a shot at the NFL, he put Cecil Jr. and Cameron through college-type drills before they reached their teens. Cam grew up in College Park, a suburb south of Atlanta. Cam began playing organized football as soon as he was allowed, and by age 8, he was a star. Since it was a weight-based football league, he often skipped meals in order to remain eligible. Cam was a so-so student at Seaborn Lee Elementary School and at Camp Creek Elementary School, but his parents refused to let him slip through the cracks. Cam was bright enough, and the teachers liked him, but his abundant energy, often made him hard to handle in the classroom. (jockbio.com)
Aaron Hernandez was an NFL star. He was a college player the University of Florida, Hernandez was an All-American player and a member of the BCS National Championship Team. He was drafted into the New England Patriots in 2010, where he became the youngest active player on any roster in the NFL (Aaron Hernandez Essay). He was only one of two tight end players on one of the leading teams in the National Football League. During his 2010 season, he was named Rookie of the Week by Pepsi; he played in his second season the Super Bowl in the NFL; and by his third year playing with the Patriots he received the highest signing bonus of an NFL tight end in history. Other than all of that Hernandez had a dark side to him that had a severe impact
Joe Montana threw 27 Tds in one year. Joe Montana took the 49ers to a Division Lead 10 win 6 losses. At the end of his whole Career Joe Montana threw 273 Touchdowns (The Gale Group).
Cam Newton was born in Atlanta, Georgia on May 11, 1989. He studied at the University of Florida. Cam has played football for a while and has had five years of experience. He also has a girlfriend and her name is Hazel.
Aaron Rodgers, the quarterback for the Green Bay Packers, Is a two time MVP, superbowl XLV champion and also a dedicated philanthropist. While not on the field Aaron Rodgers is an influential person in America because he has dedicated his time and effort for the greater good. Aaron Rodgers has helped many charities and organizations in his 9 years of playing in the NFL. He has participated in charities and organizations like, Raise Hope for Congo, Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer (MACC) fund, he teamed up with David Gruuber, an attorney, and made itsaaron.com to recongnize people that are making a difference in there comunity. But that's not all he does, Aaron's biggest contribution has been to the MACC Fund and, MACC is the Midwest
The great Green Bay Packer coach Vince Lombardi said, “The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary”(Brainyquote). Success is a moment that must be worked for first. It takes a lot of work to be an NFL running back. The mixture of blood, sweat, tears, hard work, passion, pain, adversity, and a love for the game is the combination necessary to have a career as an NFL running back.
George Kenneth Griffey Jr. was born on November 21, 1969 in Donora, Pennsylvania. Ken was a buttery smooth slugger, and a five-tool centerfielder who was one of the most iconic athletes of the 90’s.
Jason Witten was born on May 6, 1982, in Washington D.C where he and two brothers lived. As a child Jason Witten didn’t have it easy, though he and his two brother had a talent in sports, they lived in a broken house of abuse. Jason’s father struggled with addiction and anger management, as the smallest
Who is Cam Newton? Well, Cam Newton is a typical 26 year old professional quarter-back. Cam Newton is the role model of many young athletes in today’s society. Cam Newton has a Heisman trophy, BCS championship, and also a rookie of the year trophy under his belt. Cam Newton is now being recognized for being one of the most athletic quarter-backs to play the game, also for his dancing/show boating after good play. Cam Newton has opened many football camps for the young football players in his hometown Atlanta, GA.
Tony Romo has a 66.41 completion % 4,283 passing yards, 38 touchdowns 19 interceptions with 100.3 QBR career against the Giants in his career. Romo had an MVP type season last year. Coming off an off-season without having to have surgery he’s had a great off-season, and will be looking to have an even better year this year than what he had last season. The way he takes command of the offense is superb. A top 5 quarterback in the NFL. Romo doesn’t get much credit on how great of a quarterback he is, the way he reads defenses, and knowing which side they most likely will blitz from, the coverages they run which he knows exactly where the ball will go before he even hikes the football. Last year in the first game against the Giants at home, he
The first section of the NFL Characters Unit covers NFL player Hines Ward and his actions to help a young teen named Carlton Dennis. Carlton felt alienated from his fellow students and was bullied for being different. Hines use of music to help Carlton reduce the disconnect between Carlton and his fellow students was very surprising to me. It showed the real power music has to bring people together. Carlton’s love of music gave him the strength to help bridge the gap between himself and other like-minded students. I also found it interesting how they sang about their city and how it is not as bad as it seems, and this appeared to also connect Carlton to his fellow classmates. Throughout the video it felt good to see Carlton get the help he needed to deal with his problems.
Rob Gronkowski and Odell Beckham Jr. might be rivals on the field, yet their mutual friendship with Stevan Ridley and rapper Drake, in addition to a liking for onesies, solidified a bond off the field.
Most people know of Michael Vick as a professional football player. But in 2007, he created national attention for something other than his athletic ability. He was accused and convicted of running a professional dog fighting ring, and he 'd torture the dogs that proved themselves weak and bad fighters. It was bad enough he was committing these crimes, but to be representing the country as a highly paid athletem, led national controversy, and with that, discussions of the ethical issues surrounding the matter. People (fans) think he got off lucky, givin ' his predicament of being wealthy and one of the greatest football players of all time. People believe that Michael Vick should 've received a worse punishment for his operation, which included the killing of dogs who proved themselves weak. It 's very possible that Michael Vick got off because he 's rich, famous, and most likely well-liked, despite his personal history. Most people feel compelled to believe that if he was an ordinary citizen, his short prison sentence would 've been a lengthier one. Michael Vick lost a lot of fans from his horrendous acts and people didn 't want to see him in a place other than jail for his heinous crimes. In August 2007, Vick pleaded to federal felony charges and served 21 months in prison, followed by two months in home confinement. Vick filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after being hurt financially by the loss of his NFL salary, product endorsement deals, and financial mismanagement.