"There were definitely a few times I remember sitting in the school principal’s office telling him I wished I were dead.
I know. Not cool at all, but that’s where I was at in my life.
Then I found sports, my saving grace, and channeled all my anger and sadness into the athletic field. I grew up. My body got stronger. I developed skills. I won some awards and broke some records. I even achieved my dream of playing pro-football in the Arena Football League."