Average Refugee Worker Turns Green Beret Turns College Football Star
Texas long-snapper Nate Boyer just might be the unlikeliest man to ever play big-time college football. He’s 32 and tried at least three careers before finding his way to Austin. He never even planned to go to college. Boyer first tried his hand at an acting career, then a self-styled attempt at humanitarian work in Sudan. At loose ends after his volunteering stint, he signed up for Green Beret training, made the cut, and fought in the Iraq War. Next stop: the University of Texas, where he made the football team despite having never played seriously in his life. If the trajectory of his CV says anything, it’s that opposing teams should know there’s no stopping Nate Boyer.