Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Chasing the Dream Part 8: Chris Wilson Talks About The Team Exceeding Expectations
Ferris State University student-athletes arrive on campus with all kinds of hopes and dreams of how they can best utilize their dual status as students and as athletes.
In this eighth installment of the Chasing the Dream series, Ferris football student-athlete Chris Wilson reflects on the beginning of the season when the Bulldogs began with low expectations as far as preseason polls and how, to this point, they have beaten the odds.
"They had us marked real low (the preseason Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Coaches Poll), but I believe that honestly we didn't think about it," Wilson said. "What we thought about was how it felt every game coming home losing and how it felt every game with no fans were there.
"We would go and talk to people and be like 'Are you coming to the game?' And, they would ask, 'Are you going to win?"
Throughout this series, Chris will discuss his goals, the team's goals, the team's progress, his dreams, talents and challenges as he performs a juggling act as an adult.
In addition to being a football student-athlete for the Bulldogs, Chris is a soon-to-be graduate of Ferris' Television and Digital Media Production program.
Here is the eighth video of the continuing series.
Chris and his teammates are in Ohio this weekend to take on Northern Michigan University with kickoff scheduled for 2 p.m. in the Superior Dome in Marquette.