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Cowboys' Brandon Carr almost quit football after one workout

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09:06 AM ET 05.18 | Brandon Carr's football career almost ended after one workout. Explaining his biggest inspiration to VYPE DFW, Carr told the story of the day one of his buddies got a home personal trainer in his garage. A basketball player, Carr got involved in football because he wanted to be like his older brother. He even started by playing quarterback like his brother. "I was the smallest kid, goggles, wore glasses, scrawny, but I liked competition," Carr said in the video. In Carr's sophomore year at Carman-Ainsworth High School in Flint, Michigan everything change. "My second year, we finally get this trainer," Carr said. "The first day: culture shock. We got after it. I'm like, 'Oh my God. I don't really know if I want to do this anymore.' The last drill we did, we were in the back room alternating between pushups, situps. We did about 300. I'm 15 years old. I'm scrawny, trying to hang. So that night I go home in my mind, 'I'm not going back. I'm done. I can't do this training.' I'm having nightmares. I'm getting up every 10 minutes thinking I'm still in that room, tossing and turning.'" The next day came and Carr's friends called him for the second day of training. He didn't pick up. So they showed up to his door. "I'm on the toilet," Carr said. "They show up. My mom, 'Brandon, such and such is here, Will is here.' No. They did not come to my house?" Eventually they convinced Carr to come back for the second day. It was then that Carr said his entire attitude changed when he was forced to go back for that second day. "This guy had me thinking I was a small guy, but he gave me that mindset like you can make it to next level," Carr said. "You can make it to college. You can make it to the NFL. ... He put that dog in me."

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May 18, 2013  09:18 AM ET

So they showed up to his door. "I'm on the toilet," Carr said.


He yelled that out the front door? And they didn't believe him?

May 18, 2013  09:35 AM ET

Nothing like a guy believing in himself.

May 18, 2013  09:40 AM ET

I know my buddies were responsible for instigating most of the "unique" experiences in my life.

May 18, 2013  10:03 AM ET

Damn - players with character on my team.


It's refreshing.

May 18, 2013  10:04 AM ET
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I know my buddies were responsible for instigating most of the "unique" experiences in my life.

My folks blamed them for it. Heh heh heh.

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May 18, 2013  11:32 AM ET

Show us on the doll exactly where he put that dog, Brandon.

May 18, 2013  11:33 AM ET
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Show us on the doll exactly where he put that dog, Brandon.

LOL.

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May 18, 2013  12:16 PM ET
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It's a true statement Dolesie, doesn't matter if it's stupid.

Agreed.

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May 18, 2013  01:23 PM ET
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That's why you are slow.

Not in this case.

May 18, 2013  02:24 PM ET
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Damn - players with character on my team. It's refreshing.

Wonder how long it will take JJ to beat that out of him.

 
May 19, 2013  08:56 AM ET

Was his personnal trainer's name Sandusky ?

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