Bill McClellan is a long-time writer for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. I’ve been reading his editorial work since I was twelve years old. He is a great storyteller with a knack for capturing the big picture and summing up a particular situation or the totality of someone’s life.
Today, he wrote an article titled “Flip Side of Success For Youth Football Star” that highlights the parallel tracks of two young football stars from Kirkwood, MO.
One of them—whom you might know—is named Jeremy Maclin. He was a superstar football player as a young kid, high schooler, college student at Mizzou, and is currently a professional athlete playing for the Philadelphia Eagles.
McClellan compares Maclin’s life to that of his grade school peer, Jason Clark. Fifteen years ago, Jason Clark was a ferociously fast kid that was widely regarded as Maclin’s equal. Upon entering high school, Clark chose drug dealing over … Read the rest of this article!