Wednesday, September 20, 2006

"From Dead End to Defensive End"

We hear a lot of talk about how young men growing up in bad neighborhoods count on using sports as their way out. Some of them actually do make it out and take advantage of the opportunity.

Ronald Talley, a defensive end for Notre Dame, is an example of someone who used his athletic gifts to gain the opportunity to get out of a bad situation. It's one thing gaining an opportunity, but it's another to do something with it. Talley is doing just that. The junior is starting on the defensive line for the Irish while pulling down a 3.0 GPA. He hopes to become a movie producer where the only bullets he would see are fake, not from the shootings on his block at home.

Click here to read "From dead end to defensive end" in the Chicago Sun-Times


Post a Comment

<< Home