I'm reminded of a great article written about my friend Derek. I could tell you some about his history, but I couldn't begin to explain it as well as Robbie Andreu from the Gainesville Sun did in his July 2007 article. Robbie's article is below in its entirety. Derek had two tours in Afghanistan. During one of those tours, he met a special friend who inspired him to take some risks and take on some challenges upon his return to the States. Those risks and challenges led him to be a part of the 2007 college football national championship team. Anyway, you can read the story.
(And thank you, Derek and Michelle, for coming to our wedding. YOU GUYS ARE NEXT!)
By ROBBIE ANDREU