College Football Star Trades His Cleats For Navy SEALS

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Utah State University quarterback reveals his plans to leave college football for Navy SEAL training.

Levi Williams swiftly gained celebrity status in Logan, Utah after propelling Utah State University to bowl eligibility with an extraordinary performance against New Mexico a few weeks back.

After securing a 13-yard touchdown from a broken play, Williams shocked fans of the team with the news of his desire to join the military.

Despite having one season of eligibility left, the towering Texan has opted to forego his senior year and instead prepare for a different battlefield.

Williams spoke with KSL Sports Zone’s Hans & Scotty about his decision to trade fall camp for Hell week following the season.

“I love football and it’s so great,” Williams said. “But I knew that, eventually, it was going to come to an end.”

Levi Williams, #16 of the Utah State Aggies, runs for yardage against the New Mexico Lobos during the second overtime of their game at University Stadium on Nov. 24, 2023 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. (Sam Wasson/Getty Images)
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“I just want to be in a spot where I can protect this great country where we get to play football with the freedom to do that. I think this is the best country in the world. So I’d like to keep it that way and protect it as long as I can.”

Expressing a desire to uphold a family tradition of service, Williams aims to join the Navy SEALS, with the selection process scheduled for February.

“The timeline with training and stuff, it just kind of works out perfectly to get in this year. My mom was Army. My grandparents were Navy and Army. So it kind of runs in the family.”

Should he be chosen for SEAL training, Williams anticipates commencing the program this summer, aiming for graduation in 2024.

Williams emphasized the appeal of the team dynamic within the SEAL environment.

“What I love about their ethos and their motto is that no one guy is better than the other. It takes all of them to complete a mission. I think that’s super critical…Just to have the ability to be part of that brotherhood, it would be a great honor.”

We wish Levi the best of luck in his new journey! See his winning touchdown against New Mexico below.