I have to admit, having played and coached fb. for many long yrs., that I was
one of those early skeptics of Corby!The Opposing defenses picked on him early
and I was conserned, but as that " special close group" surrounding
him took him under their wing, he progressed each season, until he actually
blossomed into a very capable Corner for his senior year.Congrats to all of that
group, as well as Corby ,for believing.Now he has made a believer out of me.Go
Thanks uteology - great comment! You moved from fort worth, oh well I guess
texas no longer has a single utah fan.
"I remember just going to class like everyone else, but everyone else would
just stare at me." -- EasonUm, interesting. I wonder how many
non-LDS African American recruits that actually have an offer from another D1
school will line up to come to BYU?
Corby Eason is a man who seeks to understand. That quality will wear well for
him over his life. Best wishes and thanks for your presence at BYU. The
community is better from you.
Merry Christmas to all.
Thanks Wayne for the comment. Merry Christmas to you and yours!
Corby your life will be much more than football after going to school at BYU..
keep it up man.
Great story. Keep them coming Brandon G....
Re: Howard S.I hope that the reason we don't here any feel good
stories up at the U isn't because there aren't any to share. The only
off-the-field stories we hear about from the U are like the ones about Nai Fotu.
I think we forget that these are actually human beings that are down on the
field playing the game that we love.To all the decent people at the
U and the Y, and even the indecent ones, Have a Merry Christmas.
I have to agree with all the other posters except howie, great story to read on
christmas day. great young man as well. glad to see he's turning his life around
for the better.and i have to admit he and i both come from georgia and its
pretty hard to convince us to get baptized in the lds church because of our own
baptist faith in the south. but like bronco said it doesnt matter what faith you
are as long as your making the world a better place. merry christmas everyone.
Inspiring story. I am happy to read about someone who is looking to make
himself a better man instead of all of the stories about people who denigrate
themselves by breaking the law, or whatever else is scandalous and is in the
news that day. Thank you for this piece.
Wonderful story. It is great to see any young person find the right pathway
for their life. Coming to BYU will open the door to many great opportunities
for Eason and others. It is great to see people want to grow and improve
Great story my son is a player on the team and speaks highly of Corby, he has
told me also what a great young man you are, glad you came to Provo, you have
had a great season. Well done young man!!! Go Cougars kick some Tulsa Butt!
Howie,Merry Christmas!Cheer up man!
Grow up Howie. This is a story of a great young making important decisions that
have changed his life for the better. It has nothing to do with the BYU-Utah
Great story! This is an excellent example that there are non-LDS players that
can fit in at BYU. To me, this is what the Church and BYU is all about. It is
not just for lifelong members. Hopefully we will se more of this at BYU.
Dear Howard S.,Thank you on this Christmas Day for reminding us of a
fundamental difference between Utah and BYU emphases, e.g football conference
accolades that last a season versus personal development that lasts an eternity.
Guard your treasures well so that moths do not corrupt. And a very Merry
Christmas from we Utah grads.
Howard S. | 12:21 a.m. Dec. 25, 2011 Taylorsville, UTThe point
of this uplifting story has little to do with conference affiliations. It has to
do with a journey of faith and personal redemption. You are partially right,
"Nothing more really needs to be said." I hope you will follow your
I just love it when these atheletes come to BYU and have sucess. I'm inspired
by Corby, wish him continued sucess in life and thank him for being the kind of
person he is. Guess what, Howard S, I am inspired by any player that
rises to the top even if they go to The U, and the DN does stories about their
atheletes, too. Too bad you missed the point. Oh well Merry Christmas to you,
Howard. Take off the Bah Humbug glasses.
What a great story. I loved reading this this morning. Merry Christmas all, even
Woderful story about what sports is supposed to be about; winning in life!
howieReally, you got up this Christmas morning and the first thought
of the day was a negative stab at some one who has turned his life story into
nothing but success.Obviously a glass half empty out look.
Great story Jeff, Eason's BYU experience is full of hope, courage and self
awareness. This inspirational story was a fun Christmas morning read.
I have ment Mr. Eason and he is a class act.
Great young man.
@TrueBlueJealousy?You play the WAC/MWC/CUSA, and your
bowl game is a third tier event that doesn't even pay you enough to take your
band... nothing more really needs to be said.
The recent run of feel good stories by the DN makes me believe some kids on the
hill are green with jealousy.
Nice story on a terrific young man and important player in BYU's backfield.
The recent run of feel good stories by the DN makes me believe the Cougars must
be struggling on the recruiting front.
That is a great story, I love the fact that inspite of everyone telling him he
couldn't play at a D1 school, he had faith in himself and he worked hard to
accomplish his goals. He certainly turned himself into a very good player at
BYU. I saw a piece on Corby on BYUtv and it showed his hometown and his
upbringing and the impact his mother had on his life. It was very humbling and
inspiring to watch. Congratulations on becoming the man your mother dreamed of
you becoming. Good luck in the future Corby!
This is another great story. Thanks for playing Corby at BYU. We're a better
team because of you.