Personal Essay About Football

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To most people, football is just a game. To me, it so much more. I started playing tackle football at the age of five and I honestly cannot remember life without it. Throughout my football career, I have earned many honors such as team captain and most valuable player. I was also recognized as being only one of five students in my school's history to win three consecutive district championships. There have been innumerable victories, touchdowns, tackles, and celebrations. However, none of these compares with the relationships I've built and the lessons that I have learned.

One the most vivid memories of my football career was during a district championship game against our school's rival. This was the game that we had been looking forward to
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Thankfully, we ended up coming back late in the game and we finally got that win that we so desired. This situation made me realize how much I had learned from the sport of football. Being part of a team means that every player is held accountable, and when one fails to do his part, it affects the entire team. In football, there is a certain camaraderie that is hard to find anywhere else. I know that my teammates and I will always have each other's back, on and off the field.

Over the past twelve years of playing football, I had countless injuries and heartaches. Nevertheless, if I was given the choice to go back and do it over again, I would do it every time. Whether it was the gameday butterflies, post-game celebrations, or the love-hate relationship that I developed with my alarm clock on early summer mornings, football provided experiences that I wouldn't trade for the world. I have grown to be a better person and have acquired invaluable lessons about dedication, sacrifice, hard work, accountability, leadership, humility, how to win, how to lose, and how to work with others as a team. These qualities are engrained in my character and will help me achieve greater things in

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