TAMPA, Fla. (FOX 13) - Bucs running back Dare Ogunbowale's competitive drive keeps him going, even after being cut seven times in the NFL.
It's an unwavering determination and tireless drive that has him in position to make the Bucs.
"I don’t buy into the past. I only buy into what I see, and what I’ve seen of him, you wouldn’t guess those things," said Head Coach Bruce Arians.
"It's been kind of an uphill battle to get where I am at," said Ogunbowale. "I've had to work hard, but it's been a fun story. I'm happy with the way things have been going."
Through two preseason games, Dares is tied for the most touchdowns in the NFL, but he knows better than most - nothing is a guarantee.
"Kind of just keep doing what I'm doing," said Ogunbowale about what he needs to do to make the team. "Show my versatility. Show my football IQ and continue to make big plays on special teams."
Dare grew up in a home to stellar athletes, so it's in his blood. His mother played softball at DePaul University and his sister starred at Notre Dame. She's now a rookie in the WNBA. So who's the best athlete in the family?
"That's an obvious answer, that's my sister," laughed Ogunbowale. "She's the best college basketball player to have ever played. She in the running for rookie of the year."
Dare has a backup plan for when his football days are done. He has a graduate degree in economics and interned at Merrill Lynch - something that's not wildly known in the Bucs locker room.
For now, his focus is solely on football and breaking camp with the Bucs.