Despite having a rich athletic history, it's not often that West Point grads make their way to the pros, but one former linebacker at Army is well on his way. Josh McNary has reportedly signed with the Indianapolis Colts – more than two years after playing his final game for the Black Knights, reports the Indianapolis Star.
McNary was one of the best players on an Army squad that won the academy's first bowl game in more than 20 years. Today, he stands as the school's all-time sack leader. Despite his accomplishments on the field, it was his devotion to service off of it that has kept him away from the game. He served his mandatory enlistment after graduating in 2011, but now he is cleared to pursue his NFL dreams, reports NBC Sports.
While it remains to be see whether he makes the team, McNary joins just a small handful of West Point grads who have gone on to the NFL after serving their country. One of the most recent was Caleb Campbell, who played for three teams after graduating from the service in 2008. He eventually left the NFL in 2011, according to Military Times.