Every football player has their doubters. Whether it’s a coach, fan, or rival player, someone has told them that their dreams are too big or impossible. But those words don’t make the gridiron’s best give up–they only make them work harder. Those haters are fuel to the fire. Don’t believe us? Here’s how some of the NFL’s brightest young stars have Conquered Their Can’t. Shout out to our friends at STACK.com for the content.
Latavius Murray, Oakland RB
“People don’t realize how tall I am… and I’m quicker than you think.”
Chris Harris, Jr., Denver CB
“I went undrafted, and some people told me to quit. But I ended up getting picked up by Broncos, and the rest is history.”
Lamarr Houston, Chicago LB
“When I went to college, everyone thought that would be my last stop because I went from a small town to a big college.”
Todd Gurley, Los Angeles RB
“I know what I can do, what I’m capable of; if I have a dream, I’m going to go accomplish it. But (the haters) add fuel to the fire.”
“There have been plenty of times when people said ‘You can’t make it’ to me. But at the end of the day, you’ve got to make a decision. You can do whatever you want to do, and be whatever you want to be. It’s all about the effort you put forth. I’m a testament to that. You’ve gotta be up when people are sleeping; you’ve gotta do extra workouts; you just need to do whatever it takes to be what you want to be. No one will just make it happen for you.”
So now that you’ve heard from some of the game’s best players, tell us about your own #SayICant story in the comments and how you have overcome or are planning on overcoming it. And for a look at this season’s hottest football gear, check out our 2016 Fall Sports Gear Guide.