I played J.V. football as a sophomore at Midlothian High School, the year before we all came together at Monacan. I was not the biggest or the fastest guy on the team by a long shot. As offensive halfback, my job was to run out in front of the fullback - David Allen - and block for him. Truth be told, he was a compact and powerful freight train who didn't really need a blocker...but I did my best.