With Veterans Day right around the corner, it's a perfect opportunity to highlight a special moment from Week 11. Northwestern walk-on Tom Hruby, a 33-year-old father of three and active Navy SEAL, made his debut for the Wildcats today on the special teams squad. Hruby played on the opening kickoff and appeared in other kickoff and punt situations during the Wildcats' 10-9 loss...
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) Tom Hruby, a 33-year-old active Navy SEAL, made his debut for Northwestern against Michigan on Saturday. A junior who walked on this season, Hruby was in on the game's opening kickoff. Married and a father of three, he was recently cleared to play by the Navy.
Via Associated Press
November 08, 2014 | Discuss
SEa, Air, Land…..turf. Navy SEALs are trained to fight anywhere and everywhere apparently. 32 year-old active-duty special forces soldier, family father of three and student at Northwestern, Tom Hruby, has taken on quite a workload already. It’s not enough though, Hruby is a walk-on at Northwestern’s football program as a defensive end. Impressive credentials despite his age...
Making a Division 1 college football team is no easy task. At 32 years old and with a wife and three kids to provide for, it seems almost impossible. But Tom Hruby, a junior at Northwestern, is used to overcoming the unthinkable — he’s an active Navy SEAL. Hruby has served tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, and is currently a SEAL instructor at Great Lakes Naval Station...
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