Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68 Page 69 Page 70 Page 71 Page 72 Page 73 Page 74 Page 75 Page 76 Page 77 Page 78 Page 79 Page 80 Page 81 Page 82 Page 83 Page 8430 SEPTEMBER | OCTOBER 2016 We sat down with Tyler Clutts to take advantage of his experience both as a pro football player and as a devoted dad, and we asked him some questions that parents of young football players everywhere want to know. Timeout with Tyler GLF: Do you feel that football helps shape young players into leaders? T: Football is an invaluable tool to help shape young boys into men. Although there are positions that get more attention than others, every player must put the needs of the team above their own. By nature, it requires players to step up and be leaders. GLF: How has the game inspired you or taught you a life lesson? T: There was a three-and-a-half-year period after college that I was out of football and chasing the NFL dream. There was a time that I was working three jobs and still had to sleep in my car the night before an “open tryout” because I could not afford a hotel. I found strength in my faith, my family, and my friends. When I finally stepped onto my first NFL field, it was an incredible feeling to share that moment with all those who helped my career become possible. GLF: Is there any advice you can give young players just beginning their football career? T: First, don’t become sport specific. Playing other sports gives athletes countless other movements and tools that can tremendously help on the gridiron. Second, find a mentor. Find an older player who has accomplished some things that you wish to also accomplish one day. Follow him around, mimic him, ask him for advice and actually try to apply it. Lastly, I would also say focus on nutrition. If I could go back and do it over, I would definitely be more conscious of what I put into my body. by Candace Brock