How I Got to Carroll my story

I was born on October 26, 1995, 9 pounds and 7 ounces, by my parents Jim Tully and Kelley Tully. I was born and raised in the small town of Bellows Falls, Vermont

At a very young age I was very into sports. Growing up I played soccer, basketball and baseball. Once I got old enough to play football I did, but I hated it at first. I only played because my dad played pro for a little bit and I thought that he would be mad at me if I did not play. But the next year I loved it. Once I got to middle school I played football, Basketball and joined the track team.

I knew wanted to play college sport when I was in middle school but sports and academics in Vermont are not very good, so I went to a prep school for a better education and better athletics. I started on the Kimball Union Academy varsity football team as a freshman. I also played basketball and played rugby.

Kimball Union cut their football program at the end of my freshman year. I realized by that time that I want to play football in college so i transferred to another prep school, the New Hampton School. At prep school you can repeat a year to mature in athletics and in the classroom so I repeated my freshman year and graduated from New Hampton.

I committed to Coastal Carolina University to play football my senior year. I always dreamed of playing Division 1 college football and it came true.

I graduated from New Hampton with honors and began my short summer before I headed off to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to start my career at Coastal Carolina. A week before I left, my farther died unexpectedly. I had a very hard time dealing with my fathers death. I am an only child and my father was my best friend. We did everything together. It still hurts me just as much that he is gone every single day.

I left for Coastal the day after my fathers funeral, they day that I was planned to leave. I wanted to be strong and push on for him. My very first workout of summer ball, I tore my knee up. I was in a very dark place mentally after having my father pass and then tearing my knee up.

I went back down to Coastal last summer. I hated it and decided I needed a change. I went home for the fall semester. I worked for the family company and got to be with me family. I found Carroll College because I love Montana. I got a chance to play football here. It might not be D1 but it is still good football and I am happy to be here.

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