It’s often said that success requires blood, sweat, and tears. Sitting on the lake’s edge that warm May night, Jerrod knew he’d given all three. The blood and sweat every day on the field, and now, the tears as he sit alone, trying to wrap his head around the fact that his football career may be over.
“Not getting drafted made me re-evaluate everything,” he said “Is this what I really wanted to do? If someone says they don’t want to hang it up after that, they’re lying.”
And he nearly did give it up, spending every day locked in his room at his Houston family home, watching as rookie draft picks took the practice field with their new teams. The NFL Network was a constant reminder of Jerrod’s disappointment and the disappointment that affects those hundreds who never hear their names called on Sundays.