Q: What is your best memory from your time on the field?
A: My best memories were the wins! Can’t say much about the losses, they really stink. Since I played mostly football, just being in a huddle with your teammates is a great memory. One of my favorite memories was actually when my middle
school football team won our championship game. In the last seconds, with no time left and on a Hail Mary pass. It was great! It happened again in college during my freshman year. Such a great experience.
Q: What did you learn from being a part of a team? How did it shape you as a person?
A: The field is where I learned how to be a team player. You learn really quickly that most games played on a field are not individually won or lost. Learning on my teammates when practice was hard, when encouragement was needed and knowing we were all in it together. From this, I try to teach my three kids never to give up and always have each other’s back. I also coach youth baseball and I teach them things that I learned from the field when I was younger. As for work, I. know that I am not bigger than my co-workers, we all need each other each day. As the quote says, “If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”
Q: What sport(s) did you play?
A: I played High School baseball, wrestling and football.
Q: Where did you play?
A: I played football for a few years at the University of West Georgia after receiving a full scholarship to play, until injuries ended my time there.
Content provided by: Dale Bentley, Agency Manager for Cobb County Farm Bureau