We put a call out for your best Stories of Glory. You did not disappoint.
Congratulations are in order for Zak T., who has clearly made the most of his opportunities, first on the soccer pitch and now in the Ram Stories of Glory contest, where he was recently named the grand prize winner. In addition to Ram and Dan Patrick merchandise, Zak’s prize-winning story has earned him the chance to appear on the Dan Patrick Show, just where a champion is supposed to be.
Please enjoy Zak’s winning submission. Then be sure to tune in soon to hear him interviewed in person on the Dan Patrick Show (date and time to be announced).
- Name: Zak T.
- Height: 5’11”
- Nickname: ZuZu
- Favorite Ram Truck: The new 2013 Ram 1500
- Interesting Fact: Speaks multiple languages
- Story of Glory:
“Growing up I was a chubby kid. I played soccer as a left sweeper, and I started losing weight the more I played. My coach didn’t trust me to play a whole game, and he told me I wasn’t fast enough and that I would get tired quickly, although he never tried me in a whole game. One year we made it to the playoffs, and we were facing a superior team. As luck would have it, our starting left sweeper got hurt, and I had the chance to get in the game as early as the middle of the first half. We were already trailing 1-0, and my coach said, “Ready Zak? Show us what you got.” I was so nervous and my heart was pounding so hard. All I was thinking was, “Please don’t faint.” With ten minutes left in the game, we had two corner kicks, and I scored a header to tie the game and then scored the winning deflection goal.”
Congratulations again to Zak and also a big thank-you to the many Ram fans who submitted stories to this contest. You are all champions in our eyes.