More Than Just a Game

Scholarship Entrant: Sean from Riverside, California
Essay Question: If you could earn a living doing what you love most, what would it be, and how would it change the world? Describe the specific goals you would set to make that dream a reality.
Vote for Sean: 20

If I could choose any occupation possible to have, I would be a professional football player in the NFL. Many people think of football as “just a game” and fail to realize the various life lessons it can teach an individual. Football can teach a boy to be a man. A few of the ways it can do this is by offering heavy doses of team work, giving leadership roles, building physical and mental toughness, teaching work ethic, and giving a sense of brotherhood that almost nothing else can match. And this doesn’t include the exhilarating rush and fun of the game itself. With this as my occupation, I could change the world by inspiring kids to achieve their goals, just as current and former NFL players have done to me. Throughout high school, I would watch NFL Network and constantly feel more and more motivated, determined, and inspired to accomplish all of my goals. Nothing motivates a young athlete more than seeing their favorite players working tirelessly on T.V. to achieve the same goal as them. Another way I could change the world, is to use to use my large NFL paychecks to donate money to charity and even start my own organization to help a specific demographic of my choice. We all know that athletes make more money than they can spend on their own. I’d personally play football for free because it isn’t about the money for me.

Vote for Sean: 20

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