Father's Day tribute

Updated: June 19, 2009, 10:15 AM ET
By Garland Cooper | ESPNRISE.com

No matter how tall I grow, there is one person in particular that I will always look up to.

Growing up he always told me he was my biggest fan, but what he didn't realize is that I was his too. Ever since I was little I watched what he did and tried to do everything I could to be like him and most importantly, make him proud.

It started when I was very small, before I even played sports. It started with books. We read books together every night. Most of the time it was several ...

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