I have played soccer since I was 3 years old. It has taken me so many places and taught me very important life lessons. I also was given the opportunity to get a college education while playing the sport I love.
Brazil's David Luiz, right, celebrates with his teammate Neymar after Brazil scored the opening goal during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Brazil and Chile at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Saturday, June 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)