A Blueprint for Success
University of Idaho’s Dallas Sandberg believes that hard work and a dedication to his craft will help him achieve his dreams.
During his time at UI, Sandberg earned degrees in sociology with an emphasis in criminology as well as a degree in psychology, both from the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences — two assets that he believes will benefit his quest to help others realize and achieve their goals.
“After I finish up college at Idaho this December 2015, I plan on pursuing my dream of playing in the NFL,” Sandberg said. “Eventually I want to coach high school or college football. I also want to work with juveniles and help create goal-based programs for young adults to get them on the successful track in life.”
Sandberg says his time at UI has taught him to focus on the positives in life, learn from his mistakes and study in order to prepare for any challenge ahead.
“I love being able to study for football the way I would study for an exam,” he said. “I spend hours studying an opposing defense — and through that preparation, I learn something new every day. I just love learning.”
Generous donors who support the university and the student-athletes through the Vandal Scholarship Fund are truly the catalysts that turn students’ dreams into reality. Your donations give young student athletes, like Sandberg, an outline to help prepare them for successful careers.
“Scholarship support means mental freedom to me. Its one thing to have to stress about football and school and keep up my performance in both, but to not have to think about paying for school is a huge relief,” Sandberg said. “I don’t have to worry about setting up loans or a payment plan. I only have to worry about my performance in the classroom and on the field.”
Sandberg has turned his passion into a lifelong quest for knowledge. He believes that the principles he learned at UI will help him in his pursuit of an NFL career and life beyond.
“I am extremely grateful for all the support we get and being able to come out of college virtually debt free with two degrees is an amazing feeling. I have been able to do what I love while setting myself up to succeed the rest of my life.”