If so, Apollos Hester, a running back for the East View High School’s Patriots in Texas has your back!

Hester’s post-game inspirational words are being described as deserving a place in the “interview hall of fame.” After the Patriots came from behind to beat the Vandegrift Vipers with Hester pulling one touchdown during the 42-41 victory, Hester’s post-game smile and contagiously positive attitude have gone viral. To date, his speech has received nearly seven million hits on YouTube, and he’s been featured on countless media outlets and subsequent news interviews–all in the span of a week. Yes, he’s a football player and not an actor, but both sports and theater arts are rooted in competition, hard work, a positive attitude, and a steadfast belief in your dreams. So, if you need a boost before your next audition, Apollos’ words might be just what you need.

For those of you who prefer Apollos’ message in song, here it is: