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Friday, May 25, 2012
Gemmell: Marines shaped ASU's Sheffield

By ESPN.com staff

This is not a story about war; it's a story about football.

This is not a story about Jake Sheffield, former corporal in the United States Marine Corps. It's a story about Jake Sheffield, defensive tackle for Arizona State University.

This is not a story about the friends Sheffield lost during two hellish tours in Fallujah, Iraq; but a story about the friends he's met through football and the two years of eligibility he has remaining at ASU.

But to understand the story of Jake Sheffield the football player, it's important to understand the story of Jake Sheffield the Marine.

To read more on this story from Kevin Gemmell, click here.