2011 - AAB Webisode 5
2011 US Army All-American Bowl.
MORALES: The NFL dude was just telling us to stay positive, to work hard, to not go out and do stupid stuff on the streets. Just to the right things.
NFL MAN: What you do affects everybody. It affects your teammates.
MORALES: He kinda said a lot of stuff that I didn't know. Everything he said made a lot of sense. So it's something I'll keep in mind.
MORALES: And then after that we just went to the school and did a workout with the kids. Just watching them - how excited they are to meet us, and stuff like that. Like I said, I remember when I was a kid, I used to look up to the football players at our high school. They kinda came and did the same thing with us. So it was a good experience. So it was nice coming out here with the kids.
KREUTZER: I met him, I'm guessing about an hour - and hour and a half ago. You gotta understand that if I was to play football, I'd be scared to run up against this guy. He seems like a pretty good kid, and I'm proud to be here with him.
MORALES: It was a real good experience because I never actually met a sergeant or a soldier. So it was kinda cool talking to him about what he does when he's working and stuff like that.
SOLDIER: Hoo-ah can mean anything a soldier wants it to mean. But in the common context of the word, it means "motivation - being fired-up."
MORALES: He was telling me that they work-out every day just like we do. It's hard work for us and for them. And they've gotta be mentally tough just like we've gotta be mentally tough on the field.
KREUTZER: We train hard just like they do. It's funny how similar our jobs are. I mean, we work-out, we try to stay mentally and physically tough, prepared for the enemy. And that's kinda like what they do. And it seems like we had a lot more in common after really talking to him and getting to know him. He's a soft-spoken guy, but when put to it, you know, he can get down and dirty, and get the job done completely. I feel like there's a lot of similarities there with the Army.
KREUTZER: My name is Tony Morales. I play offensive line for the West team. Watch my videos on www.goarmy.com/aab.
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