I let my son play football

Updated: November 26, 2012, 3:09 PM ET
By Anna McDonald | Special to ESPN.com

My son is a "grassasaurus." He's been this way since he was 4 years old. When he was born, we named him Caleb, but he turned into a dinosaur during his first soccer game. It's now been seven years, but I remember it like it was yesterday.

It was our first preschool soccer game. All the moms and dads piled out of their minivans and SUVs, orange slices and juice boxes in hand for after the game. Everyone was gearing up for what would become a lifetime of running kids to and ...

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