Name: Bryson Reid
Position: QB / DB
Favorite NFL Team: Buffalo Bills
Meet our newest YFO All-Star selection Bryson Reid. Bryson plays Quarterback and Defensive Back. Read all about how football has taught Bryson about teamwork, discipline, perseverance, goal-setting, handling success and failure, time management, and keeping fit.
YFO: Why Should Kids Play Football?
Bryson: Kids should play football because it is fun. It’s also a way to make new friends and have fun with teammates. It teaches you teamwork and you will learn how to win and lose.
YFO: How would you feel if tackle football was banned?
Bryson: I would be mad if I wasn’t able to play football. I would be mad because they would take away something I like to do.
YFO: What makes a good Quarterback?
Bryson: You have to know and remember the plays. You need patience, leadership, and teamwork. I like QB because I get to touch the ball every single play.
YFO: What makes a good Defensive Back?
Bryson: You must be able to read and react. You must be able to read the throw and make tackles.
YFO: What has football taught you?
Bryson: I learned how to tackle properly. I learned how to lead my team. I learned discipline and how to work together with my team.
YFO: What was your favorite football memory?
Bryson: I have three. When I got my first pick 6, winning division championship in 2018, & being named MVP in 2019.
YFO: What do you love about football?
Bryson: I like it because I get to have fun with my friends. I also like it because I get to make new friends.
YFO: What do you plan on doing during the off-season?
Bryson: I play baseball, basketball, and I do boxing as a way to workout.
YFO: Why should kids play football?
Bryson: It’s a good way to make new friends and learn teamwork.
YFO: What are your goals for this upcoming season?
Bryson: My goal is to win the championship and get more interceptions.
YFO: What is your favorite subject in school?
Bryson: English- language arts.
YFO: How important is school for you?
Bryson: It’s what you need to do to learn. You can’t play football without good grades. (Bryson is at the top of his class!)
YFO: What do you want to do when you grow up?
Bryson: I want to play in the NFL.
YFO: If you could have one superpower what would it be?
Bryson: Super speed. It would be really cool to have super speed.
YFO: How important is nutrition for you?
Bryson: It is important. You have to eat right because that will help you stay in shape.
YFO: Why should kids play football?
Bryson: Football is fun. You can make new friends and learn leadership. You will also learn about teamwork.
We asked Bryson’s dad Jeff, about how football has impacted his son…
Bryson has been playing for 4 years now. He was always very shy. He always had friends, but he was shy around new people. As he began playing football that shyness went away. Since he became a two-way starter his confidence has grown. Playing football has built up his self-confidence and his social skills, football really broke him out of his timidness. In his second season he became a leader and had a breakout season.
Bryson’s vision at QB is one of his best skills. He is able to see the entire field and he has great composure. He naturally took a leadership role- he quickly learned all the plays, he directs his teammates, and is a great teammate. Since playing football his leadership skills, confidence, and love for the game has really grown. He loves to set goals and to work hard towards them. Football has made such an impact on Bryson’s life, it’s been incredible to watch.