In response to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Nate Boyer enlisted in the military and joined the Green Berets. After finishing his enlistment and earning a Bronze Star, Boyer set his sights on football and walked on as a long-snapper at the University of Texas.
Jake Trotter joined ESPN.com in 2011 after four years with The Oklahoman covering OU football. Before that, he worked at the Austin American-Statesman and Middletown (Ohio) Journal. He's a graduate of Washington and Lee (Va.) University and lives in Oklahoma City with his wife.
Brandon Chatmon joined ESPN.com in August 2011 after seven years at the Oklahoman covering Oklahoma State University, high schools and recruiting. An avid college football, NFL and NBA fan, Chatmon resides in Norman, Okla.