December 28th, 2009
My name is Jordan and I just turned 9 this past September. When I lived in Arizona I sat on the sidelines and watched my older brother CJ practice football and play his games. I would asked my mom and dad to sign me up! Each year they would say no. When we moved to California my parents signed my brothers to play football. I couldn't stand missing out on all the fun and workouts. This year my parents finally said ok. Football has been way cool! I love it! It is everything I thought it would be!
I played quarterback, line backer, defensive end and more. It was hard at first to learn everything but got easier. My coaches say I rock because I average one touchdown a game, and ran the ball at least 100 yards a game. Staying in shape makes me feel strong. I know that is why I was able to run the ball make those touchdowns, tackles, and fumble recoveries.
I never saw myself as a girl playing football.
We drove by the practice fields this week. It looked so empty. I told my parents I missed football practice. I hope we have more players next season. I started my commitment to PLAY 60 and fighting the battle of obesity. I am staying active by exercising daily. I can’t wait for the next football season. I hope to see you out there.