Excerpt from "They Call Me Pops"by Rodney White on 06/11/17
“Success is usually the culmination of controlling failure.”
- Sylvester Stallone, actor
My son began playing football in the second grade. During those little league years, they played both sides of the ball. (Offense and Defense) I even helped coach for several years. He played football in middle school, high school, and ultimately received a scholarship to play in college. He graduated from Marian University in Indianapolis Indiana. Chris had always dreamed of playing professional football. As a matter of fact, there were a couple of agents that wanted him to use their services. Chris chose Anthony W. Simpson to represent him.
It was exciting for his mom and I to be included in the process. Through his agent; talks began with the Washington Redskins and even a brief conversation with the Indianapolis Colts. As it turned out Chris was not signed by the NFL. He did, however, sign a contract to play professionally for the Iowa Barnstormers Arena Football League! The Barnstormers offered him a contract to play in the final 2 weeks of the 2011 season.
The rest of this story was exciting, fun and down right incredible! "They Call Me Pops" will be released in a few short weeks!
Rod the Storyteller