Brian Waters, 1995-99
Handle the things you can control, don’t worry about the things you can’t.
Most vivid UNT memory:
When we beat Texas Tech at Texas Tech with a last-minute touchdown. It was a six-hour drive home and we celebrated all the way back.
Favorite thing to do in Denton:
We used to hang out at a wings place on Fry Street. They had 25-cent wings on Tuesdays. And cheese fries.
Advice to young athletes who dream of the pros:
What’s important is getting an education and staying out of trouble. You don’t even get the opportunity for the dream without that.
It had an unbelievable campus and they were going to give me the opportunity to play. Plus, they were just then going back to Division I-A — I believe in the underdog.
The Color Purple
Sports heroes growing up:
Jim Brown, Magic Johnson
Tight end, fullback, defensive end, center, left guard
Best day on the field:
My first Pro Bowl, being there with so many greats of the game
Dante Wright, my positions coach, who came from the Dallas area like I did. He’s out of coaching now, still a great friend and mentor.
Life after football:
I’ll still be involved in sports somehow, and of course I’ll continue my work with the foundation.