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When I was a high school football player, I knew I played a part in our team’s success simply by being willing to play a part in our team’s success—if, God help us, it ever came down to that.

As a slow-footed, 130-pound defensive back on a top-ranked team, I’d like to think I had a lot of grit—and usually a great view of our games from the sidelines.

But the other deep subs and I were always ready to get the call. In fact, we always imagined how the scenario would play out: