“My dad started me off playing football at the parks when I was five years old. Then I played for Mattie T. Blount and Jacksonville State. I was an overweight kid and football helped me get in shape. My brothers also played and football was everything in our house. It was teamwork and brotherhood.
Brian Jr. is four years old. It’s time to pass my knowledge to him. This is our third week out here. It’s father-son time and gets us outside in the fresh air. We are practicing in the heat of the day so he’ll be ready for the games. We both get hot and tired and sleep well at night. I majored in exercise science and hope exercise becomes a habit with him. My two daughters aren’t old enough to come out here, but I can’t wait to do this with them. I hope it trickles down.”