Former Arizona Cardinals defensive back Jimmy Legree is wearing a different kind of uniform these days.
Legree, 28, began Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill in Oklahoma back in December after enlisting in the Army to pursue a career as a communications specialist — something he says was always a childhood goal.
“I went a different route by going to college and playing football, but once that window was closed I reverted back to my Plan A, which was joining the military,” Legree said, according to Army.mil.
Legree, a 2013 graduate of the University of South Carolina, told Fox 10 over a video phone call this week that he wanted to act before his “opportunity” passed by.
“I just felt myself getting older and before this opportunity closed, I wanted to take advantage of it, so I just decided to jump up and get on it,” he said.