David Hawthorne carries fond memories of playing in the home of the Dallas Cowboys as a high school athlete growing up in Corsicana, Texas.
The Corsicana High School graduate remembers trips to Texas Stadium and playing in front of crowds upward of 20,000 people. The lower divisions would play their games early and their fans were allowed to stay for the rest of the day.
''By the end of the day, you have a whole stadium full of people,'' Hawthorne said.
With Hawthorne now playing for the Seattle Seahawks, his friends and family back home don't get the chance to see him play very often.
''Because we play so far away from Texas, our games don't get broadcast unless you get some special cable package that a lot of our friends and family don't got,'' Hawthorne said. ''You get an opportunity for your family to come see you and watch you play live and in person, and friends get to tune in and see that you're doing it and you'...