If you don't remember, Glen Coffee is the player who abruptly walked away from the 49ers a few years ago. No one really knew why, but some of his reasoning was that he found God and wanted to do something else. Apprently, he's found it.
“I've always considered myself a warrior, somebody who would fight for what he believed in,” Coffee told AL.com. “It hit me like, ‘What do you think the military does and what do you think the military is full of? Warriors. All of a sudden, I had this respect for the military and I just realized that there is no America without the men and women who serve this country.
“I figured that if I'm able, the Lord's blessed me with an able body while I'm young, to get out there and get dirty.”
Great kid, great story.