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Utah State QB Chooses to Forgo His Final Season to Become a Different Kind of Hero

Chris Queen : Dec 1, 2023  PJ Media

"It's always been in my heart my entire life. My mom was Army. My grandparents were Army and Navy. People in the military are always what I want to emulate because they're some of the best people, best teams on the planet." -Levi Williams

[PJMedia.com] College football is full of inspiring stories. Twin brothers Chase and Sydney Brown were homeless at age 16 but went on to play football together at the University of Illinois. Zamir White had so many health problems in the womb that doctors tried to convince his teenage mother to abort him. He eventually became a key part of the Georgia Bulldogs' 2021 national championship run. Ray Ruschel lived his dream of playing college football—at the tender age of 49. (Screengrab image)

And then there's Levi Williams' story. When Williams led the Utah State Aggies to a thrilling victory last weekend to make his team bowl-eligible, it seemed like a different kind of storybook ending to a season.

After the two quarterbacks ahead of him on the depth chart suffered injuries, it was up to the third-string quarterback to sweep in and save the day. All of it came after Williams was in an accident on Tuesday that totaled his car; Williams walked away without so much as a scratch.

"I was telling my head coach, ‘You know what? I think this is a sign God really wants me to play in this game, because if not, it could've been a lot worse,'" he told The Athletic

The twist on this season-ending miracle is that Williams announced that he will forgo his last year of eligibility. Usually, when a player makes that sort of announcement, it's because he has chosen to declare for the NFL draft. Not Williams—he's leaving college football for something much more inspiring.

The Athletic reports that Williams has chosen to become a Navy SEAL. It's a dream that Williams has harbored ever since he heard a Navy chaplain speak at a Fellowship of Christian Athletes event... Subscribe for free to Breaking Christian News here

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