In the Baylor Magazine (Winter 2011-12), the most recent Heisman Trophy winner, Robert Griffin III, is highlighted. His incredible football accomplishments are noted, but one story adds, “Yet, there is even more. Robert is a young man of character, true integrity, selflessness and humble … [He] does the right thing on the field, off the field, in the classroom, in the community, or while being interviewed in front of millions during a live national broadcast. Above all, he is driven by a higher calling.”
It is uplifting to read about the good in collegiate athletics, and RGII represents the good.
And for every RGIII, there are thousands of high school and middle school athletes who go about their everyday lives (family, friends, academics and athletics) in stellar fashion.
What is true of RGIII and thousands of public school athletes is true in Midlothian ISD: There is a lot of good in athletics.