'There Was a Different Path for Me': Former West Point QB Chases NFL Dream
Former West Point quarterback Trent Steelman postponed his dream of playing in the NFL to serve his country.
Now, two years later, he's resuming his quest to play on Sundays.
Steelman, who started at quarterback for his entire four years at West Point, breaking several records and finishing in the top 15 all-time for rushing yards for a quarterback in NCAA history, said on "Fox and Friends Weekend" that he would bring significant intangibles to any NFL team.
"Being in the military, serving as an officer and being around our finest men and women for two years, it was the most humbling experience of my life," Steelman said. "Not only did I learn a lot, but they taught me a lot. They taught me what it is to be a leader, to be able to step into any type of environment and just take control."
"I pride myself on always taking control and trying to be that leader for those guys," Steelman said. "It was a humbling experience, and to know that I had that in my background should prove a lot for me for teams, hopefully in the near future."
Steelman said that ever since he picked up football at the age of seven, it's been his dream to make an NFL roster. He said that not getting drafted or signed as a free agent in 2013 was actually "a blessing in disguise."
"The good Lord had a different plan for me. And that was to go serve my country for two years. And I wouldn’t trade those times for anything in the world," Steelman said.
"But at the time, it was tough for me to know that my dream was right there at my fingertips only to be put on hold with something that I slept on a lot at night and it kept me up. But for me, a lot of praying and just thinking back and sitting, I knew there was a different path for me."
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