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LDS mission helped Stanford QB become better football player

Published: Wednesday, Sept. 26 2012 12:33 p.m. MDT

Lone Peak's Greg Gowdy (4) pulls off a shoe-string tackle to bring down Pleasant Grove quarterback Dallas Lloyd (12) for a loss as Pleasant Grove faces Lone Peak in football action at Lone Peak High School in Highland Friday, Oct. 3, 2008. (Jason Olson, Deseret News) Lone Peak's Greg Gowdy (4) pulls off a shoe-string tackle to bring down Pleasant Grove quarterback Dallas Lloyd (12) for a loss as Pleasant Grove faces Lone Peak in football action at Lone Peak High School in Highland Friday, Oct. 3, 2008. (Jason Olson, Deseret News)

Going on an LDS mission was a tough choice for Dallas Lloyd, but he thinks it improved his game, the freshmen quarterback at Stanford, told Stanford Athletics.

"I think serving a mission also helped me become a better football player, a better teammate, better prepared to lead the team and to contribute in the way that I can," Lloyd told Stanford Athletics.

It was such a difficult decision because instead of going on a mission, Lloyd could have gone to Stanford right out of high school and started getting a great education, he told Stanford Athletics. But he doesn't regret serving a mission. He's pretty glad he did.

"I'm so grateful for my mission," Lloyd told Stanford Athletics. "And for the opportunity that I was given to be able to forget about myself, go out and serve other people."

Lloyd served in Vina Del Mar, Chile, from 201-2012.

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