Persistence – Brandon Crawford, 31-year-old College Football Star

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This is the story of persistence by a man named Brandon Crawford. Brandon played Division I football for Ball State University at the age of 31. In this video, check out his story of never quitting on your dreams.

Additional Resources:

  • Here is an article that tells about Brandon and the next step in his football career – the NFL!
  • Here is more information about Brandon and his amazing football career at Ball State.

Topics for Discussion:

  • Why was the team’s game against Navy so important to Brandon?
  • What qualities did Brandon show in refusing to give up on his dream?

Take Action:

  • Do you have a dream that seems out of reach? Read the poem that helped inspire Brandon, and DON’T QUIT!

Teacher Features:

  • Here is a link to a Critical Reading Skills worksheet that you can use for elementary school students.
  • Here is a link to a Critical Reading Skills worksheet that you can use for middle school students.

 

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