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College football player has the most patriotic reason for leaving the game Scott Cunningham/Getty Images
TUSCALOOSA, AL - SEPTEMBER 6: Kenyan Drake #17 of the Alabama Crimson Tide dives just short of the goal line against Nate Ozdemir #50 of the Florida Atlantc Owls at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 6, 2014 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

BOCA RATON, Fla. — For Nate Ozdemir, the goal was never to make it to the National Football League. For the former Florida Atlantic linebacker, his post-graduate plans never included football — only the military. Ozdemir will now pursue a career in the United States military, and has stopped playing football for the Owls. The decision…

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