As the Chiefs battle the Packers tonight on Monday Night Football, we take a look at the obstacles star running back Jamaal Charles has overcome on his way to NFL stardom:

“When I was a boy, I had trouble reading. I found out I had learning disabilities,” Charles said. “People made fun of me. They said I would never go anywhere, but I learned I can fly.”

Charles is a 2-time All-Pro and the Kansas City Chiefs’ All-time leading rusher

“When I found out how fast I was, I was blessed with a new confidence. That confidence turned to courage. Courage to be the best I can be everyday.”