Western Kentucky running back Antonio Andrews has a voracious appetite for training, and he doesn't mince words about how his father helped develop this work ethic. Andrews knows his dad puts his life on the line serving in the military overseas, and that inspires to make the most of every opportunity to improve his football skills. "I never complain about the work I gotta do," he says.

The work has paid dividends. Andrews set the NCAA record for most all-purpose yards in a two-season span with 5,770. His versatility as a runner, receiver and returner should help his NFL draft prospects. Andrews is projected to be a mid-round pick.

Here is more on his dad's influence and his football journey, in his own words:

Check out all the episodes from the Football Diaries