Redskins fullback Eric Kettani is now Navy Lieutenant Eric Kettani.
Kettani, who played his college football at Navy, has committed to serving six more years in the Navy reserves. He was promoted to Lieutenant on Monday in a ceremony at the team’s practice facility, attended by his teammates and coaches.
“It’s an honor for me,” Kettani said, via CSNWashington.com. “On weekends last month I was at the Pentagon doing some reserve stuff and then playing football. It’s hard to do. But this is what I signed up for.”
Kettani chose his father, Redskins coach Mike Shanahan and Redskins running backs coach Bobby Turner to pin on his lieutenant bars. Shanahan said he was honored to be a part of it.
“I’ve had guys in the military, but not a lieutenant,” Shanahan said. “I have to salute to him now. He’s a great representative for our country.”
And a great representative for the NFL.