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Trojans News · IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week (4-30-18)


“Promoting education based athletics in Indiana”

This past weekend the NFL held their annual draft. Two of the first three picks were quarterbacks and over 200 college players were selected for the opportunity to play on Sundays.

However, it was the quote from the 3rd player taken, by the New York Jets, that caught my attention. Sam Darnold, the quarterback out of the University of Southern California, had the classiest comment after his name was called.

Upon leaving the stage after his selection, Darnold said that “Whatever the coaches want me to do, whether they want me to sit or want me to play, I want to star in my role.”

In this day of self-promoting athletes, it’s great to see that this up and coming professional player has the proper outlook. High school student-athletes need more role models that they can look up to and emulate. Let’s hope more athletes at all levels share Darnold’s philosophy and star in their role!