Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 8/22/13
Now, here’s a transition you don’t see very often. A former college football player has turned down a shot at the NFL to pursue a career in the WWE. Morkeith Brown reportedly turned down an invitation to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ training camp and signed a development deal with World Wrestling Entertainment, after playing football for four years at Temple University, according to The 700 Level. The 6-foot-5, 255-pound Brown already had a pretty unique back story — the 28-year-old joined the Army right out of high school and was deployed to Afghanistan for 14 months from 2005-2006. Upon his return, Brown enrolled at Temple in 2007, and joined the football team in 2008. He started all 13 games at defensive end during his senior year and was a team captain. After his college career was over, Brown spent some time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at training camp, before spending this past Arena League season with the Philadelphia Soul. Photo via Twitter/@bdmb11 Filed under: Headlines, NFL, WWE

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