Isaac Savaiinaea sticks with it

ESPN 150 ILB, UA All-American is glad he didn't give up on football

Updated: November 29, 2012, 5:51 PM ET
By Sam Khan Jr. | ESPN RecruitingNation

When Isaac Savaiinaea first encountered football, it was far from his favorite endeavor. As a 7-year-old who was introduced to the sport by his father, he didn't take kindly to defeat.

"My first four years of football were rough," Savaiinaea said. "We lost every game, literally. It was kind of discouraging and I wanted to quit."

He started his career playing on the offensive line, and he didn't particularly enjoy the way he was pushed around and hit by defensive players. By time he ...

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