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Nate Leonard

Diary of a College Football Player -- Week 6: Don't Pinch Me, Cause I'm Awake

Nate Leonard | Posted 12.01.2012 | Sports
Nate Leonard

I always get butterflies before a game and they always disappear after the first popping of pads. This time was no different and, like always, the game turned into 100 yards and a pigskin.

Diary of a College Football Player -- Week 5: 'Attitude Reflect Leadership, Cap'n'

Nate Leonard | Posted 11.24.2012 | Sports
Nate Leonard

Not only am I fortunate to call Eric my quarterback, but even more so to call him my friend. I feel like my job not only is to keep Eric's jersey clean and his facemask grassless but to keep him calm and put a toothy smile on his perfectly tanned face.

Diary of a College Football Player -- Week 4: Any Questions?

Nate Leonard | Posted 11.17.2012 | Sports
Nate Leonard

He asked me one simple question: "Can you block this guy?" That simple question really irritated me something awful. Looking at him with restrained contempt, I told him that I can and will get the job done. He left me with the simple phrase, "Show me."

Diary of a College Football Player -- Week 3: Trench Warfare

Nate Leonard | Posted 11.10.2012 | Sports
Nate Leonard

I spit when I talk, huff when I walk and snort when I run. I haven't seen a razor in a few months, a barber in a year or a date in two. I am a football player by choice, but an offensive lineman by the grace of God.

Week 2: Sweet Home San Antonio

Nate Leonard | Posted 11.03.2012 | Sports
Nate Leonard

If the thud of the blocked field goal in last year's game haunted my once peaceful dreams, I couldn't imagine what it must have done for the guy who kicked it. This week during practice, I jokingly asked our kicker Sean if he wanted the game to come down to a field goal again. He smiled.

Week 1: Just the Beginning

Nate Leonard | Posted 10.27.2012 | Sports
Nate Leonard

My goal was set from a young age: —to become a Division I football player. No questions and no exceptions. It may seem like a world of pressure to some, but for me, it was all I could think and dream about.