I’ve know you for over 15 years. First as a player and now as a friend and mentor. I was a 5’2, 220 lbs. RB. I was never meant to be a football player, but I was passionate about it. No one believed in me but you. You said, “Joel if half my team had your heart, we would be in the States. I wish teams and coaches would look past your size.” Those words left a hug impact on me and from that moment forward, I felt like I had something to prove to myself, my team and any other doubters, but more importantly, make you proud! I am currently a purple belt in Brazilin Jiu-Jitsu and raining for the World Championships in Las Vegas. I can honestly say that you’ve helped me get to where I am today. Listening to your podcast finds me thinking back to the gridiron days –it makes me smile and motivates me to continue to strive to do great things for myself and others. Than you Coach for showing me that hard work does pay off and that believing in yourself can take you places. Everyone needs a Coach Gino in their lives and if ever they do get that opportunity I just hope they realize how lucky they are. God bless.