Flashback Friday: Kid Reporter LaDainian Relives the NFL Draft!
Hello, my name is LaDainian and I am the 2016 Illinois State Ambassador for Fuel Up to Play 60. I was introduced to this wonderful program by my physical education teacher, who believed that I could become the next FUTP 60 State Ambassador. 

As a newly appointed Ambassador, I was given the opportunity to attend the first round-pick mini conference for the 2016 NFL Draft. 

The Draft was held at the Auditorium Theater in Downtown Chicago, hundreds if not thousands were in attendance. I was extremely excited and hyped while waiting for the new NFL rookies to be drafted to their teams. 

Immediately after the first pick, which was Jared Goff, a representative from the NFL staff came and escorted John, FUTP 60’S 2015 State Ambassador for Illinois and I to the conference room.

In the conference room, we met all of the first round picks! I was able to ask many questions and one of them was to Jalen Ramsey. I asked him who and what inspired him to play football, and his response was, "What inspired me to play football is to be the greatest. I want to be the greatest of all time. I want to be looked at as an idol, like Deion was looked at. I know God has blessed me so much, I have a great support system and family. I want to make them proud of me as well. I'm coming to Jacksonville, I'm ready!"

After leaving the conference room we went back to the Auditorium Theater and watched more draft picks. This was a long night and a once in a lifetime experience for me.

-Kid Reporter LaDainian

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