Brandon Carr’s football career almost ended after one workout.

Explaining his biggest inspiration to VYPE DFW, Carr told the story of the day one of his buddies got a home personal trainer in his garage.

A basketball player, Carr got involved in football because he wanted to be like his older brother. He even started by playing quarterback like his brother.

“I was the smallest kid, goggles, wore glasses, scrawny, but I liked competition,” Carr said in the video.

In Carr’s sophomore year at Carman-Ainsworth High School in Flint, Michigan everything change.

“My second year, we finally get this trainer,” Carr said. “The first day: culture shock. We got after it. I’m like, ‘Oh my God. I don’t really know if I want to do this anymore.’ The last drill we did, we were in the back room alternating between pushups, situps. We did about 300. I’m 15 years old. I’m scrawny, trying to hang.