What do 99% of college athletes do after they hang up their cleats, jerseys, or uniforms at the end of their college careers? I've often wondered about this, even before the NCAA begain to air its "There are 380,000 NCAA student-athletes, and just about all of them will be going pro in something other than sports" commercials during March Madness. I'm willing to bet, however, that few decide to join our nation's military. Something former University of Wisconsin-Madison football player, Jake Wood, did when he joined the Marine Corps.
Wood is currently serving in Iraq and has been detailing his time at Camp Falujah with his blog , "Jake's Life." The blog, which we've spent the last few days poring over, is earnest, witty, intelligent and real. We are in the process of trying to snag an interview with Jake while he's in country, so please keep your eyes peeled. And on behalf of all of us at Lion in Oil, we thank Jake and his buddies for their service.