Hello Barkers! I will be writing to you occasionally to let you into my life, the way I see it. Here is my first piece.
Football at the University of California was a crazy experience. The best way I can describe my football experience was a rollercoaster ride. There were a lot of up's and down's.
For the most part, it was truly a leaning experience. I learned how to play the game of football. I learned life lessons like passion, the importance of practice, teamwork, and trust to name a few. I call my experience at Cal a rollercoaster ride because there were times where I had to deal with situations that would bring any man to his knees. There were times where I felt like I was on top of the world.
The best thing I was able to attain at Cal was not the excellent education, but the relationships I made with my teammates, coaches, and fans. The relationships I built will hopefully last me a lifetime. I call my experience crazy because it was over before I knew it. Sometimes in life, people get into a routine. Cal football was so habitual that I didn't understand that my college football career was over until that routine was broken. Cleaning out my locker, saying goodbye to my teammates, and moving some of the last few items out of my apartment made me realize it's over.