First Game Memories

Joseph Jefferson

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On His First Memory:

After playing plenty of snaps in all four preseason games, I was wondering how Opening Day was going to be that much different. When checking in the hotel I did not have a roommate unlike the preseason.

On game day I went out to warm up and the stadium was already full. Fans was yelling at me, "Hey you suck", "You don't need to warm up to pass out water". The atmosphere was amazing, my blood was pumping and I was ready to play. I was only on special teams for this game and I was doing my job. I COULD NOT BELIEVE HOW MUCH THE SPEED OF THE GAME HAD INCREASED FROM PRESEASON TO REGULAR SEASON!

Well, late in the 4th quarter we had critical punt that had to be covered well. I was the gunner and somehow slipped and fell, and the two defenders did me dirty. I couldn't get up, and they banged me the whole time on my sideline. I just remember some teammates saying, "Welcome to the NFL rook", "It happens to the best of us", and "You got your ass kicked!” I promised to never let that happen again and it didn't.


Well, late in the 4th quarter we had critical punt that had to be covered well. I was the gunner and somehow slipped and fell, and the two defenders did me dirty. I couldn't get up, and they banged me the whole time on my sideline. I just remember some teammates saying, "Welcome to the NFL rook", "It happens to the best of us", and "You got your ass kicked!” I promised to never let that happen again and it didn't.

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