CLAY NURSE: LATE BLOOMER ON THE RISE
While hard-core football coaches, players and fans often like break down America’s game down to the finest detail, many often fail to look beyond the intricate blitz packages, combo routes and coverage schemes to comprehend what it is that makes football the nation’s most popular game.
Born and bred in faraway Guyana, a teenage Clay Nurse knew little to nothing of the inner workings of American football upon arriving to his new home with his family in Beltsville, Maryland. Having been raised on a steady diet of cricket and soccer during his formative years, the hulking 15-year-old took an immediate liking to his newfound sport for it allowed him to unleash all of his pent-up emotions.
“It just felt natural when I got onto the field. The game just allows you to let loose your emotions and