Under Pressure: Are Sports Too Intense for Young People?

Byron Jamar Terry, 22, began playing recreational football at age 6.

“It was fun. Yes, it was,” he says. In fact, he loves the sport so much, he hasn’t stopped playing since, except for when he’s been injured.

For Terry, the best part of playing was having fun hanging out with friends and learning more about the sport, he says.

But Terry, a rising college senior at Kennesaw State University in Georgia, admits that being a football player has had its rough patches.