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Houston Texan talks football, life with Cleveland student-athletes

March 29, 2017 GMT

A group of Cleveland High School students were treated to a visit from a Houston Texans player on Wednesday, March 29, arranged by Anderson Ford of Cleveland.

Tony Bergstrom, offensive lineman for the Texans, spent an hour with 100 or so male students involved in high school athletics. He shared insight into what it is like to make the leap from high school and collegiate sports to the major league.

“I’m that guy who is in the league because I can play a lot of positions, but I am realistic and realize that I am reaching the twilight of my career,” Bergstrom said.

After giving a brief speech, Bergstrom fielded questions from the young men. One student asked Bergstrom about his fears on the field.

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“I want to be that guy who says I am not afraid of anything. We’re all afraid of talking about fear,” he said. “I guess my biggest fear on the field is jumping offsides. I haven’t had an offside penalty in years because I have been so afraid of it. My other fear is pass protection.”

Bergstrom’s visit to Cleveland was provided by Anderson Ford of Cleveland. According to Sharon Anderson, the program that brought Bergstrom to Cleveland is one being offered to a select number of Ford dealers. Anderson Ford happened to be among the dealers who earned a visit.