Thursday, March 31, 2005

Football: Jake Blackwood

The son of former NFL Miami Dolphins safety Jake Blackwood, gets a mention:

The pressure to specialize has forced some two- and three-sport high school athletes to choose just one.

Jake Blackwood, a senior at King's Academy and son of former Miami Dolphins safety Glenn Blackwood, did not run track last year or play soccer this year to focus on football. It paid off, as the receiver earned a football scholarship to Georgia Tech.

"It was a really tough decision for me, I really love playing soccer," Blackwood said. "I'm the kind of guy that tries to play as many sports as I can. It's so competitive and there are so many kids that are focused on that kind of thing, you have to start making compromises. But you don't want to let people down."