Kentucky star linebacker Josh Allen has had a phenomenal senior season, shattering records and raising his NFL Draft stock. In the process, his defense has become one of the best in the SEC, shutting down some of the best teams in the conference.
But the process for Allen to get to this point hasn’t been easy in the slightest.
The star Wildcat was born with a speech impediment that led to him getting bullied throughout his childhood. He was also underprivileged growing up, losing out on hot water during showers and struggling with money throughout.
Instead of using that as an excuse to give up in life, Allen converted those adversities into personal strengths, encouraging others to overcome their difficulties in the process.
CNN’s Coy Wire caught up with Allen about his adversities and released the video below:
He was made fun of growing up.
He went home crying at times.@JoshAllen41_ faced challenges being underprivileged with a speech impediment, but turned his pain into power. One of the best players in the nation stars for @UKFootball facing Georgia today.@UKAthletics @WeekendExp pic.twitter.com/3I2QmvJuQz
— Coy Wire (@CoyWire) November 3, 2018
This kid is a stud on and off the field.