ESPN's SC Featured will tell the story of Seattle Seahawks long snapper and former Green Beret Nate Boyer in a segment airing on the Sunday, Aug. 9, editions of ESPN SportsCenter.
From a press release:
A new NFL season is underway and hundreds of athletes are reporting to training camps - all chasing a dream of playing professional football. In Seattle, 34-year-old rookie Boyer is perhaps the longest of shots, having never played a snap of football until he walked on at Texas as a 29-year-old freshman five years ago. But Boyer, a native of Oak Ridge, Tenn., has spent his life making the impossible possible and has never faced a challenge he couldn't conquer. Marty Smith reports for SC Featured.
The feature will debut in the 10 a.m. ET edition of SportsCenter and will re-air in other editions of the program throughout the day.
Quotes from the feature:
"I shouldn't even be here and I am. That's only because of how hard I've worked and because of the people who've helped me out along the way. I owe it to them to spill my blood out and give it everything I got." - Nate Boyer
"This is the kind of guy whatever he puts his mind to you think he's going to get it done. It's a great story regardless of what happens because he's a great person." - Pete Carroll, Seattle Seahawks head coach