With the start of classes on Wednesday, I've begun thinking about who will be in my classes. What kind of students will walk in that door throughout the day. I am sure to get the brown noser, the grade grubber, the slacker, and all of the other stereotypes out there.
But will I get a student like this? (Don't just skip over the link. It is a story to read.)
There is something energizing, almost mystical about young men and women who live beyond their age. At nineteen, this young man should be focusing on his education while improving his given talent. And yet, in the midst of opportunity, he realizes that there is much more to life than Fraternity parties and late night binges. While morons like his peer in Texas demonstrate for us the perils of college athletics, McElrathbey puts life in perspective.
If there is anything just left in this world, McElrathbey will earn his NFL contract someday and so will his brother. They seem to deserve it.