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15 Life Lessons From Football that Shouldn't Be Overlooked

By Mike McCann, USA Football, 09/30/19, 12:45PM CDT

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The lessons I learned from football are priceless. Here are 15 things football has taught players that they can use everyday: 

While I had my share of injuries in a decade of playing football, nearly all came during my college years, when the speed and intensity ticked up quite a few notches.

And I wouldn’t trade my experience for anything in the world.

I played football from the time I was 12 years old until I was 22. I earned a full scholarship to play safety at Charleston Southern University, and was fortunate enough to have my education – a bachelor's degree and the better part of an MBA – paid for because of my physical abilities.