"I’m also incredibly excited about what’s next: Studying therapy and becoming well trained in it so that I can help people heal from their emotional and mental pain."
I always told myself I would only keep playing football if it was the thing I wanted to do most in the world — not just because I could do it. If my desire to do something else became greater than my desire to put on the pads, I promised myself that I would fearlessly journey onto a new path. I was just never sure when that time would come.
I had a desire to play football throughout college. Even as I was playing DI basketball at Portland State, there was a little voice in the bottom of my consciousness whispering to me that playing football could change my life.
Basketball offered me a safer existence and the potential to pursue a career overseas, but still I decided to follow my heart and put everything into football.