I grew up in the humble beginnings of Camden, New Jersey where it was and still is survival of the fittest. Growing up the two things I enjoyed most was exercising and playing sports. I remember my brother and I would have push-up competitions or would be playing sports inside the house until we got in trouble. At a young age, I fell in love with the game of football and my passion allowed me to have a lot of success very early.
However, it was my passion for fitness that transitioned over to the field allowing me to have success. Being a undersize linebacker motivated me to get in the best physical shape possible, in order to compete at a high level. Constantly, I would run extra sprints after practice and stay in the weight-room late to become stronger. Through my passion for fitness, I found success in football earning several awards including a scholarship to Evangel University to play football.