The Seattle Seahawks released former Green Beret Nate Boyer on Wednesday to open up a spot to sign back up quarterback Jake Waters. This became a possibility after Tarvaris Jackson suffered a high ankle sprain and is expected to miss at least two weeks.
Boyer was trying out for the team as a long snapper and played the role well in the second half of the week 1 preseason game. He was even credited with a tackle.
Boyer served in Iraq and Afghanistan before joining the university of Texas, playing for the Longhorns. After going undrafted in May, Boyer signed with Seattle. Boyer ended up leading the team on to the field, holding the American flag.
According to the teams website, he said “that was cool, I was actually pretty emotional, just because I always think about my buddies who I fought with, or the ones who are overseas right now. And usually in college you don’t stay out there for the national anthem, so that got to me too. That whole thing. But just knowing how many of those guys were watching, its really special. It was neat”
Thank you Nate Boyer for your service to this country and we wish you the best of luck in your NFL career.
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