The Valley News profiles Kevin Price ’14, a former U.S. Army Ranger who earned a spot on the Big Green football team as a walk-on.
Price, a husband and the father of two young boys, served six three-month deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, the newspapers notes. “It’s fun to see the progress he’s made, and it’s inspiring,” Buddy Teevens, the Robert L. Blackman Head Football Coach, tells the Valley News. “We don’t make a big deal of it, but all the players are aware of what he’s been through.”
“Even during workouts in the Army, I pictured myself playing college football, and this was my last year to give it a shot,” Price tells the newspaper.
“Guys can have all kinds of excuses, like they’re hot or tired or sore, but they look at a guy like Kevin and it gives them something to live up to,” says Teevens. “He’s already seen more stuff than most of those guys will see in their lifetimes and he just comes out and goes to work.”
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