THIS IS SO TRUE! Not just for a football player. Anyone who plays a sport, not including cheerleading (which is a sport and is just as bad if you do it correctly), and thinks swimming isn't as bad as their sport.
I'm always stuck in a lane with like five other girls and they always spontaneously decide to go right in the middle so I have to be, like, glued to the side and so I get these huge bruises on my hands and wrists! Oh my goodness the pain!