“If the world was more like a football team, the world would be a better place,” said Rams Director of Football Affairs Jacques Mcclendon. “When you are on a football team, it does not matter if you are from the richest side of town or the poorest side of town, when we step on the field, we are teammates. That is what we are looking to curate through this experience with this program. It is not about where you are from or how you got there, but it is about how we collaborate, cohabitate, co-mingle, and move forward.”
Receiver Lance McCutcheon went on to highlight the takeaways he hoped the student-athletes would walk away with.
“Everyone comes from a different journey, everyone’s story is different, and everyone’s background is different,” said McCutcheon. “Anything is possible when you put your mind to it, and you work hard for it. Russ and I are a great example of that.”