His persuasion led to me suiting up that fall for the fighting eagles. It was my sophomore year and we had a decent class of seniors so we were expecting a pretty good season. Coach had been talking to me over the last couple of months and weeks about what he was expecting from me and how much I should expect to play etc. The first day of practice came and Coach tells me to go do quarterback drills with our other quarterback who was a senior. I just figured he was putting me with him because there was only one quarterback, little did I know that would be my spot for the remainder of the season, and to this day im the starting varsity quarterback. That season I started 4 games at quarterback and every game on defense at safety.
I’m very thankful that I was led to play football that season and it may be one of my favorite sports now. I never dreamed that I would be the player I am now, I thought I was just getting put out there to be a tackling dummy! Coach Cobb’s persuasion led to a very big impact on my life. As I look back on it, I realize that his then “constant nagging” may have just been a sign from God to give me a chance to spread his word through my beloved game of football.