David Quessenberry is going to be drafted, but he still might enlist.
The San Jose State offensive line prospect said that if his NFL dreams didn’t pan out, he might join the military, as so many in his family have done.
Quessenberry earned notice during the Senior Bowl for playing every position along the line, and figures to be a mid-round prospect. But after growing up listening to his father’s stories about the Navy, he said he’s considering pursuing his own career in the service when he’s finished.
“Yeah, it’s definitely something I have thought about. It’s something I’ve been around my whole life,” Quessenberry told Mike Garafolo of USA Today. “Playing in the National Football League is a dream of mine, but [military service] is not off the table.”
Of course, he might find in an NFL locker room part of what draws him to the armed forces.
“You see that camaraderie they have, it’s special,” Quessenberry said of his father’s Navy buddies. “It’s an intense bond that you get from basically that feeling you’re laying it all on the line. You just get that feeling when you’re around them that these guys would literally do anything for each other.
“It’s something you only find in the military and on the football field.”
He’s probably not going to resort to that just yet, as he could go as high as the third round.