The hundreds of spectators hushed in silence, as almost everybody in attendance knew exactly what had just happened.
The best athlete in the school…
The kid who was raised by his Grandmother with no parents…
The young man who needed this opportunity more than anybody…
Had just torn the Anterior Cruciate Ligament in his right leg.
Less than two games into his senior year, and right before receiving a full scholarship to play Division 1 Football.
And in less than an instant, his dreams of playing professional sports and becoming the first person in his family to attend college had just come to a crashing halt.
As I lay squirming on the ground clutching for my leg I could not have helped but think, “how could this happen to me?"
My breath calming for a brief moment, so I could slow the thoughts in my mind from racing. I remember saying to myself…
"It's all over".
It was one of the most painful moments of my life.
Because I knew everything I had dreamed of was about to come to an end.
What was I going to do now?
I’ll get back to my story in a few moments.