Who isn't inspired by a story like this (Washington Post version) about West Virginia University's starting fullback, Owen Schmitt. The story is one of determination, persistence, hard work, overcoming adversity and living out your dream. A lesson for us all.
My favorite quote from starting back and Heisman hopeful, Steve Slaton:
"He's like ‘Rudy' or something," Slaton said. "Everybody loves him."
And Schmitt's response:
"I don't understand why I get that attention. I mean, we have actual stars on this team."
Courtesy of the Daily Mail via the Washington Post.