Thursday, April 22, 2010

A Football Player Roll Model For Kids: Mardy Gilyard


I wanted to share a story with you about a young man who my son had the pleasure of playing high school football with: Mardy Gilyard
If you get a chance read the stories below about him, If you have sons who are thinking of playing football let them research this fellow.
In short this young man went to college on a full ride scholarship and blew it big time. He tried to come back home after getting kicked out of school but his mom said to him "Pray and pray hard. Son, I don't breed losers, I breed champions".
He then lived out of his car, worked a number of jobs to re-pay the $10,000 scholarship money. He got a second chance from the college and here he is -getting ready to make millions from an NFL football contract.
Here are just a few stories about him:
"Gilyard giving back to where he grew up"
"Area football star helps direct lives"

1 comment:

School for Us said...

I don't have time to read the articles right now, but it sounds like a truly inspirationly story. And, it sounds like he has a great mom!