Penn State Football: Derrick Thomas’ Freshman Adjustment

Posted by Lauren Williams on September-23-2009 Add Comments

The life of a college freshman is full of awkward transitions, embarking on new adventures, and gaining personal and educational strengths. Being a freshman football player at one of the most tradition-rich and acclaimed universities doubles the stakes in a freshman’s journey.

Added on pressures, balancing schedules, practice, class, homework, team meetings, games and even down time can really take a toll on a young student athlete. I sat down with freshman defensive back, Derrick Thomas to gain some insight on a Penn State footballer’s Freshman Adjustment.

Thomas played both ways of the field his junior year at Eleanor Roosevelt High School in G...

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