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.

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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