D3 Athletes Motivation

by Jack Jajewski

Even though most Division III athletes don’t have the talent or the desire to play at a professional level, there are exceptions. Junior running back Jeremiah McKibbins fully believes in his potential to play professional football, and is occasionally frustrated by the lack of credit given Division III athletes.

“I’ve come across people who look down on D3 sports and they feel it’s not that much different than high school. I have friends who have gone to D1 sports and it doesn’t matter where you come from, it’s really just how you play,” McKibbins said.

The training for a sport such as football is often similar across all colleges. McKibbins plans on continuing to work at the game he loves and hopefully continuing on at the professional level.

“Regardless of division, school, and how students feel about it, football is football. It has taught me a ton of lessons. It helped me become the man I am today. It’s something that means a lot to me and I respect it a lot,” McKibbins said.