Character Guys Episode 1: Bumps in the Road

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Character Guys Episode 1: “Bumps in the Road”

On this week’s podcast, we give you two players you’ll be rooting for on draft weekend. We tell the stories of William Hollis, a DE/MLB whose story will move and inspire you, and 30-year old WR and former Marine, Brandon O’Brien who, through 2 tours in Iraq and saving the lives of two of his comrades, never gave up on his dream of playing in the NFL. (CLICK HERE TO GO DIRECTLY TO BRANDON'S STORY, ABOUT 25:00 IN)

Our bonus article this week is on Johnathan Coats. The Stony Brook Defensive end made 2nd Team All-Big South in 2011 and 1st Team-All Big South his senior year in 2012. He was named team captain in 2012 and earned the Frank Conti Workhorse Award in both 2011 and 2012 which is awarded to the Stony Brook player who best exemplifies consistent drive and determination both on/off the football field. Click here for the full article.

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William Hollis

Brandon O’Brien

Music featured in this episode:
Explosions in the Sky – Welcome, Ghosts
Javolenus – C120
All India Radio – Afterlight
Monster Rally – Sun Burn
All India Radio – The North Sky
Two Bicycles — Window #3
All India Radio – When You Are Here
The Waco Brothers – Bad Times are Coming Round Again
The United States Marine Band – Marine’s Hymn

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