Learning from my dad's NFL experience

Originally Published: April 28, 2006
By Marc Tyler with Henry Gola | Special to ESPN.com
I started playing flag football when I was six and then tackle football when I was seven. My dad coached me for my first three years, which was great, except that all the other parents complained that I got the ball too much. We didn't think so. In fact, he made an effort to give me the ball less than the other kids.