144 High School Football Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of high school football quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about football season.

The Most Famous High School Football Quotes (Best in 2024)

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I think if you're a good high school player that you have the ability to be a good college football player. If you're a good college football then you have the ability to be a great NFL player. — Robert Griffin III

I'm a big sports fan. College football is my favorite. — Verne Troyer

Louisiana has a heritage of great players that play their high school football within the boundaries of Louisiana. — Les Miles

I love football, football is my life. — Wayne Rooney

I have never asked to be the highest-paid coach in football. I have never asked to be paid like a Super Bowl-winning coach. I have never asked for more power. — Jim Harbaugh

Football is a game of mistakes. Whoever makes the fewest mistakes wins. — Johan Cruijff

I've got a Championship game to play and I'm excited about the opportunity of my damn strong football team to play in it. — Les Miles

If short hair and good manners won football games, Army and Navy would play for the national championship every year. — Bobby Bowden

Well, when you're playing good football, it's good football and if you don't have good football, then you're not really playing good football. — John Madden

My workout was running down fly balls, stealing a base, or running for my life on the football field. — Bo Jackson

Short High School Football Quotes

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  • In high school, when I played football I got no respect. I shared a locker with a mop. — Rodney Dangerfield
  • I also played two years of high school football but I wasn't very, how shall I say it, talented. — Sayings
  • A modern school where football is taught. — Ambrose Bierce
  • I'm on my high school football team and MUST show how much I know. — Jimmy Breslin
  • Their high school football is some of the best in the country. — Sylvester Croom
  • I'm more akin to football than I think anything else because that's what I played in high school. — Bobby Sherman
  • In high school I was the manager of the football team, so being around boys is natural to me! — Hillary Scott
  • High school football in Detroit was not easy at all. There were talented players everywhere. — Antonio Gates
  • I played football growing up in junior high and high school. — Ryan Merriman
High school football quote It is easier to build up a child than it is to repair and adult.
It is easier to build up a child than it is to repair and adult.

College Football Quotes

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I recruited a Czech kicker, and during the eye exam, when asked to read the bottom line, the kicker replied, Read it? I know him. — Woody Hayes

The only qualifications for a lineman are to be big and dumb. To be a back, you only have to be dumb. — Knute Rockne

Coming from losing my dream of playing professional football, not having a college degree at the time, and looking to jump into the business world at a young age was pretty daunting for me. — Lewis Howes

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Alabama fans love Alabama football. Auburn fans love Auburn. — Pat Dye

Sure, I'd love to beat Notre Dame, don't get me wrong. But nothing matters more than beating that cow college on the other side of the state! — Bear Bryant

If you want to surf, move to Hawaii. If you like to shop, move to New York. If you like acting and Hollywood, move to California. But if you like college football, move to Texas. — Ricky Williams

High school football quote When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to l
When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down "happy". They told me I didn't understand the assignment, and I told them they didn't understand life

I make my practices real hard because if a player is a quitter, I want him to quit in practice, not in a game. — Bear Bryant

I don't expect to win enough games to be put on NCAA probation. I just want to win enough to warrant an investigation. — Bob Devaney

Every step, whether at high school or at college or at the NFL, I had to climb and crawl and scratch to get there. — Victor Cruz

It's my whole life of being the little guy and having a little chip on my shoulder, from year to year trying to prove myself, and at the end of the day to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame is a very special honor for me. — Doug Flutie

Football Season Quotes

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Hey fellas! This is what you work all off season for. This is why you lift all them weights! This is why you do all that! — Bill Parcells

I played football for a team called the East Dragons on the east side of town. We only had six regular season games. And six games I played tail back and I had 18 touchdowns in six games. That's when I knew I had some athletic ability. — LeBron James

Alan Shearer has done very well for us, considering his age. We have introduced some movement into his game because he has got two good legs now. Last season he played with one leg. — Bobby Robson

High school football quote Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.
Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.

There's two times of year for me: Football season, and waiting for football season. — Darius Rucker

Men, I want you just thinking of one word all season. One word and one word only: Super Bowl. — Bill Peterson

Pro football is a game; not a war. It's for win or lose, not life or death... but say that in the summer, for winter brings the playoffs, and a season is at stake. — John Facenda

High school football quote Children are not a distraction from more inportant work. They are the most impor
Children are not a distraction from more inportant work. They are the most important work.

I've been consistent in patches this season. — Theo Walcott

In international football you have 10 games a season, with players from different clubs. There's no time for proper coaching; they're just recovering from playing on the Saturday. — Graham Taylor

Football season: The only time of the year when a man can walk down the street with a blond on one arm and a blanket on the other without encountering raised eyebrows. — Bennett Cerf

I always wanted everyone to like me. I wanted the city of Pittsburgh to be proud of me. But my first few seasons, I could to count the number of people on my bandwagon on one finger. — Terry Bradshaw

Football Team Quotes

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You can change your wife, your politics, your religion, but never, never can you change your favourite football team. — Eric Cantona

A team is not made up of isolated individuals. Always stay in the game. Don't be passive. Football is a team game. No one plays alone. Success depends on your whole team being a single unit. — Pele

Hungry is a word that I've been analyzing here of late. It's not hunger that drives me, it's not hunger that needs to drive our football team. Hunger and thirst are things that can be quenched. We have to be a driven group, we have to seek greatness. — Mike Tomlin

High school football quote Knowing when to walk away is wisdom. Being able to is courage. Walking away, wit
Knowing when to walk away is wisdom. Being able to is courage. Walking away, with your head held high is dignity.

When you start supporting a football club, you don't support it because of the trophies, or a player, or history, you support it because you found yourself somewhere there; found a place where you belong. — Dennis Bergkamp

A football team is a like a beautiful woman, when you do not tell her, she forgets she is beautiful — Arsene Wenger

It's time for the New England Patriots to move on and that's what our job is. And as I said, our goal is the same: to have a winning football team, to be a pillar in the community. That's what our direction is; that's what we're going to do. — Bill Belichick

High school football quote It is easier to build up a child than it is to repair an adult.
It is easier to build up a child than it is to repair an adult.

The secret is to work less as individuals and more as a team. As a coach, I play not my eleven best, but my best eleven. — Knute Rockne

I'm the head coach at LSU. I will be the head coach at LSU. I have no interest in talking to anybody else. I got a championship game to play, and I'm excited for the opportunity of my damn strong football team to play in it. Please ask me after. I'm busy. Thank you very much. Have a great day! — Les Miles

It's never an upset if the so-called underdog has all along considered itself the better team. — Woody Hayes

In my time at Anfield we always said we had the best two teams on Merseyside - Liverpool and Liverpool reserves. — Bill Shankly

American Football Quotes

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Somewhere inside, we hear a voice. It leads us in the direction of the person we wish to become. But it is up to us whether or not to follow. — Pat Tillman

Don't ever promise more than you can deliver, but always deliver more than you promise. — Lou Holtz

Football is just a game. What matters is what you play for. — Ernie Davis

High school football quote I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.
I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.

Remind your critics when they say you don't have the expertise or experience to do something that an amateur built the ark and the experts built the Titanic — Peyton Manning

But when I look back I can't call myself unlucky. My 23rd birthday was December 14. In these years I have had more than most people get in a lifetime. — Ernie Davis

True loyalty is that quality of service that grows under adversity and expands in defeat. Any street urchin can shout applause in victory, but it takes character to stand fast in defeat. One is noise - the other, loyalty. — Fielding H. Yost

High school football quote The difference between school and life? In school, you're thought a lesson and t
The difference between school and life? In school, you're thought a lesson and then given a test. In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson.

Greatness is a lot of small things done well. Day after day, workout after workout, obedience after obedience, day after day. — Ray Lewis

There's no substitute for hard work and effort beyond the call of duty. That is what strengthens the soul and ennobles one's character. — Walter Camp

If my mother put on a helmet and shoulder pads and a uniform that wasn't the same as the one I was wearing, I'd run over her if she was in my way. And I love my mother. — Bo Jackson

Happiness does not come from football awards. It's terrible to correlate happiness with football. Happiness comes from a good job, being able to feed your wife and kids. I don't dream football, I dream the American dream - two cars in a garage, be a happy father. — Barry Sanders

High School Quotes

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If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined... — Henry David Thoreau

Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened. — Dr. Seuss

True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country. — Kurt Vonnegut

High school football quote Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the face.
Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the face.

Go, and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here. — Neil Gaiman

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Cleanliness & good sanitation in schools is a matter of high importance. — Narendra Modi

Many offenders are tracked for prison at early ages, labeled as criminals in their teen years, and then shuttled from their decrepit, underfunded inner city schools to brand-new, high-tech prisons. — Michelle Alexander

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Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. — Ella Fitzgerald

When I was in high school, I liked to pretend that I was a Russian foreign exchange student. I would do things like go into a pizza restaurant and tell them Id never had pizza before, and theyd bring me into the kitchen and show me how to make an American pizza. Its really fun. — Misha Collins

Graduation is not the end; it's the beginning. — Orrin Hatch

The future is built on brains, not prom court, as most people can tell you after attending their high school reunion. But you'd never know it by talking to kids or listening to the messages they get from the culture and even from their schools. — Anna Quindlen

Nfl Football Quotes

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A champion is simply someone who did not give up when he wanted to. — Tom Landry

The quality of a man's life is in direct proportion to his commitment to excellence. — Tom Landry

A good football coach needs a patient wife, a loyal dog and a great quarterback - but not necessarily in that order. — Bud Grant

High school football quote Keep your head and standards high!
Keep your head and standards high!

You fail all the time, but you aren't a failure until you start blaming someone else. — Bum Phillips

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Respect all. Fear none. — Bum Phillips

Sure, luck means a lot in football. Not having a good quarterback is bad luck. — Don Shula

High school football quote Declarations of high confidence mainly tell you that an idividual has construced
Declarations of high confidence mainly tell you that an idividual has construced a coherent story in his mind, not necessarily that the story is true.

If I could start my life all over again, I would be a professional football player, and you damn well better believe I would be a Pittsburgh Steeler. — Jack Lambert

I believe the game is designed to reward the ones who hit the hardest - If you can't take it, you shouldn't play! — Jack Lambert

Being stubborn is a virtue when you're right; it's only a character flaw when you're wrong. — Chuck Noll

When it's too hard for them, it's just right for us. — Marv Levy

Sports Football Quotes

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Football is the only sport where you put people together, it doesn't matter if you are rich, or poor, or black, or white. It is one nation. This is the beauty of football. — Pele

Some succeed because they are destined to, but most succeed because they are determined to. — Henry Van Dyke

It's not the will to win that matters-everyone has that. It's the will to prepare to win that matters. — Bear Bryant

Every kid around the world who plays soccer wants to be Pele. I have a great responsibility to show them not just how to be like a soccer player, but how to be like a man. — Pele

I had no interest in fashion when I was younger. I was such a tomboy. I loved soccer, as you call it, or sports in general. The first time I was a bridesmaid, to my auntie, I refused to go down the aisle without my football shorts underneath my dress. — Cara Delevingne

My only feeling about superstition is that it's unlucky to be behind at the end of the game. — Duffy Daugherty

If you're in the penalty area and don't know what to do with the ball, put it in the net and we'll discuss the options later. — Bob Paisley

If you're willing to put yourself and your dreams on the line, at the very least you'll discover an inner strength you may not have known existed. — Kurt Warner

I want to be remembered as the guy who gave his all whenever he was on the field. — Walter Payton

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It's better to have ten disorganized players than ten organized runners. — Roberto Baggio

Football Game Quotes

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Football is about joy. It's about dribbling. I favour every idea that makes the game beautiful. Every good idea has to last. — Ronaldinho

Mike, did you ever see the movie 'Cast Away?' In that movie, Tom Hanks' only friend was a ball named Wilson. In this game, Russell Wilson's only friend is a football. — Jon Gruden

Sharks are as tough as those football fans who take their shirts off during games in Chicago in January, only more intelligent. — Dave Barry

Football is one of the world's best means of communication. It is impartial, apolitical and universal. Football unites people around the world every day. Young or old, players or fans, rich or poor, the game makes everyone equal, stirs the imagination, makes people happy and makes them sad — Franz Beckenbauer

The grid is like the lines on a football field. You can play a great game in the grid or a lousy game. But the goal is to play a really fine game. — Wim Crouwel

I love football. I think it is most wonderful game in world and I despise to lose. — Woody Hayes

Money is not a motivating factor. Money doesn't thrill me or make me play better because there are benefits to being wealthy. I'm just happy with a ball at my feet. My motivation comes from playing the game I love. If I wasn't paid to be a professional footballer I would willingly play for nothing. — Lionel Messi

If the psychic energies of the average mass of people watching a football game or a musical comedy could be diverted into the rational channels of a freedom movement, they would be invincible. — Wilhelm Reich

If a man watches three football games in a row, he should be declared legally dead. — Erma Bombeck

Football is a game you cannot play without making mistakes. — Jurgen Klopp

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More High School Football Quotes

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When you think of the former high school football star, you think 6-foot-2, white, meathead as the model for that kind of character. Since I'm not 6-foot-2 or white, I just thought about what I could bring to it. I thought about Smash Williams from 'Friday Night Lights,' like the cocky quarterback, and played around with that. — Donald Glover

In high school, I was the class comedian as opposed to the class clown. The difference is the class clown is the guy who drops his pants at the football game, the class comedian is the guy who talked him into it. — Billy Crystal

There were high school coaches such as Charles Boston that took me under his wing and taught me the fundamentals of football. And when I went to college there was Robert Hill who took me there and he showed me what hard work and determination would do if you put forth the effort and you take a little time. — Walter Payton

Writing is like a contact sport, like football. Why do kids play football? They can get hurt on any play, can't they? Yet they can't wait until Saturday comes around so they can play on the high school team, or the college team, and get smashed around. Writing is like that. You can get hurt, but you enjoy it! — Irwin Shaw

That smell of freshly cut grass makes me think of Friday night football in high school. The smell of popcorn and cigar smoke reminds me of the stadium. The cutting of the grass reminds me of the August practice. — Garth Brooks

When I went to Catholic high school in Philadelphia, we just had one coach for football and basketball. He took all of us who turned out and had us run through a forest. The ones who ran into the trees were on the football team. — George Raveling

You have to run the football and stop the run, no matter what level you play at, whether it's high school, college or professional ranks. I'm a firm believer in that. — Chip Kelly

These kids are the future of the National Football League. They're the next generation that will be playing high school football, NCAA football, and some even to the pros. — Troy Vincent

In high school football, the coach kept me on the bench all year. On the last game of the season, the crowd was yelling, We want Youngman! We want Youngman! The coach says, Youngman - go see what they want! — Henny Youngman

I have no ax to grind. I was lucky. I played. How many guys play high school, college football never play pro football? — Art Donovan

Of course, I was a head coach at high school for 15 years, so as far as on the field stuff it's the same but for college football it's off the field experience you got to get used to. It was a great learning experience for me, I learned a lot and I feel very prepared coming in here. — Gus Malzahn

When I went to high school, an all-boys' school, a Catholic school, I tried out for football, and I didn't make it. It was the first time, athletically, that I was knocked down. — Mike Krzyzewski

Everybody thinks the grass is greener on the other side. If you talk to most artists, they think they can play something, you know, "If I had stayed playing football in high school, if I had been doing basketball..." Everybody's got their fantasies and thinks the grass is greener. It's not. It's not. — Ice Cube

I haven't seen a new football play since I was in high school. You have just so many holes in a line and you have eleven men playing, and there's only so many ways you can go through those holes, and those ways have been used for forty, fifty years. — Red Grange

Racing is not football or baseball or basketball where you can do it yourself. If you're good in high school, you just shine. (But in racing) you have to have a family behind you. — Trevor Bayne

I wasn't interested in going to the school dances. I wasn't interested in going to the football games. What I wanted was to be in my room painting my walls and doing weird stuff. That's what I wanted and I got to do what I wanted, so that, to me, is my high school experience. — Brie Larson

In New York now, they have Harvey Milk High School for gay students. They don't have much of a football team, but the half-time show . . . — Bill Maher

There's a big world out there. Bigger than prom, bigger than high school, and it won't matter if you were the prom queen or the quarterback of the football team or the biggest nerd. Find out who you are and try not to be afraid of it. — Drew Barrymore

When I was a freshman in high school, I got a letterman jacket, which you'd think would be great stock. The jacket had the big S on it, for Santa Monica. But rather than having a football or a baseball on the S, I had a little nine iron. Girls thought it was a flute. — Carson Daly

Play more than one sport in high school. If you play, say, football and basketball, you can learn to be physical and you can take those physical aspects of both sports and become better in both sports. Basketball players use some of the same skills football players do and vice versa. — Antonio Gates

I really enjoyed high-school football, but I didn't really enjoy college football. I liked to play the games, but I didn't like the practice. In baseball, I enjoy the practice almost as much as the games. — Todd Helton

My daddy died when I was two years old. My mother raised my two older brothers and me. And we couldn't have had a better situation. I mean, she was the - ran the concession stand at the Little League, and she was the first woman president of The Touchdown Club, the booster club for the high school football team. And so, I had a wonderful childhood. — Haley Barbour

I did play two years of high school football and was very short and uncoordinated but the second year I was very tall and skinny and very uncoordinated. — Kyle Chandler

I'm a skinny, geeky, high school dropout - it works, kids! Sensitive guys always get the girl. You'll get laid 10 times as much as that guy on the football team 'cause he's on steroids and he's gonna get fat. — Dave Grohl

I wanted to be a broadcaster, sportscaster, or gameshow host from a very early age. I did my first broadcasting when I was 10 or 11 - into a tape recorder for my brother's football game, and for local events. A local radio station was experimenting with high school disc jockeys for rock and roll shifts - I applied - and got the job. — Ralph Strangis

Since I was in high school, I wanted to play professional football and professional baseball, be a two-sport star. — Russell Wilson

I was writing very early, like I was involved in our high school literary magazine, which was called 'Pariah.' The football team was the Bears, and the literary magazine was 'Pariah.' It was great. It was definitely a real sub-culture. But I wrote stories for them. — Tom Perrotta

With access to the clubs, access to the strip joints. My house. My boat. We’re talking about high school football players. Not anybody can just get into the clubs or strip joints. Who is going to pay for it and make it happen? That was me. — Nevin Shapiro

I played football in high school, I played baseball when I was younger, things like that, but I think it was the passion I had for track where you want to do an individual sport and be the best, I think - there's nothing that can replace that. — Tyson Gay

I grew up half the time in a small town called Mart, Texas, and half the time in L.A., because I was acting. My high school was crazy about football. — Jesse Plemons

My dad wanted me to play football so bad, he took me to Washington High School on the west side of Atlanta because they were number one. They never lost. — Young Thug

I played three sports in high school, baseball, football and basketball. Baseball really helped me a lot. — Calvin Pryor

I was a halfback on an American football team in Athens, Greece - the Kississia Colts - where I went to high school, and we took the Cup my senior year. The downside, and somewhat unfortunate piece of information I have to pass on, is there were only two teams in the league because of the limited amount of Americans. — Greg Kinnear

I was a football player. I liked it a lot...unfortunately that's where I first wrecked my knees. Playing high school football, getting cut across the knees. They haven't healed since. Back then they didn't have the surgery techniques that they have now. — Mark Mendoza

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