During his six years at James Madison Preparatory School, Jordan (Steven) Arbas (Class of 2018) played football, baseball, and basketball, as well as major roles in school musicals, such as Billy in 42nd Street. At the end of his six years, he was skilled enough to pursue any of these extracurriculars at the college level.
He chose football.
“It’s the most physically demanding, one of the hardest [sports] to play. It’s gritty,” he says. Still, he doesn’t love football more than other sports. He chose it because “not a lot of people wanted me to do football. They pointed out my options [basketball, baseball, theater]. I wanted to prove that I could make it in football.”
Jordan’s original plan was to join Arizona State University’s football team during his freshman year, but when ASU canceled walk-on tryouts, he had to find a different route to collegiate football. Read the full story here.