High School Football Player Gives Amazing Post-Game Interview (Video)

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It takes a high school football player from Texas in a brief, post-game interview, to remind us that not all football players are barbaric meatheads.

Okay. We never actually thought that, but it was easy to get a little carried away with the news of the past few weeks. Fortunately, Apollos Hester is there to remind us to have a little faith. His team, the East View Patriots, won a squeaker, 42-41. And Apollos managed to put a whole lot of things into perspective really quickly and eloquently.

“Eloquent” isn’t really a term you expect to hear to describe a high school football player‘s post-game interview, but it certainly applies to this instance.

Deadspin was kind enough to offer up a brief transcription, so your boss doesn’t have to hear you streaming inspirational speeches from high schoolers at work. ‘Cause that would be weird.

All right, well, at first we started slow, we started real slow, and you know, that’s all right, that’s OK, because sometimes in life, you’re gonna start slow. That’s OK. We told ourselves, ‘Hey, we’re gonna start slow, we’re gonna keep going fast. We’re gonna start slow, but we’re always, always gonna finish fast. No matter what the score was, we’re gonna finish hard, we’re gonna finish fast.

Yeah, they had us the first half, I’m not gonna lie, they had us. We weren’t defeated, but they had us. But it took guts, it took an attitude—that’s all it takes. That’s all it takes to be successful is an attitude. And that’s what our coach told us. He said, ‘Hey, it’s gonna be tough. It’s gonna be tough. It’s gonna be hard. You’re gonna go out there, you’re gonna battle, you’re gonna fight, you’re gonna do it for one another. Do it for each other, you’re gonna do it for yourself, you’re gonna do it for us, and you’re gonna go out with this win.’ And we believed that, we truly did. And it’s an awesome feeling.

Yeah it is!

Here’s the video:

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