Myles Crosby Quits Modeling Career to Play Football at SMU

By Renae Juska

At the young age of 17, Myles Crosby began his modeling career by posing for world-famous designer Calvin Klein. Even though he was one of the youngest in the industry, he was being featured in magazines such as GQ, Vanity Fair and Esquire last year.

Crosby is now 18 and ranked the 11th best male model in the entire world. Agencies predict that he would “easily” be making six figures if he continued his modeling career. You’d think this would sound like the perfect career for a young, attractive man.

But Crosby succeeds in more than one aspect of life. He is currently a senior and has played football for four years at Coleyville Heritage in Texas. On Wednesday, he will be signing a national letter of intent to play football for the Southern Methodist University Mustangs.

So what on the world is Crosby thinking? He said that football has always come first. Last year, he even skipped a fashion show in Milan just so he wouldn’t miss a football game. As a senior, he racked up 108 tackles, 13 pass breakups and two forced fumbles.

“I have a passion for football and I want an education…The modeling crap could only last another year and then I’d have no education and never get to play football. I’d regret it for the rest of my life,” he said in a recent interview.

That’s a huge commitment for a young man and he deserves the credit for doing what he loves. Not every 18-year-old would give up the opportunity to make millions just to play football and get an education.

Even though some may call him crazy for making this decision, it shows that life isn’t about money and fame, but rather about going with your gut to do what you love.


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