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Campbell hoping to make '10 team

Updated: July 7, 2009, 4:58 PM ET
Associated Press

Caleb Campbell's athletic path has taken an icy detour, possibly toward an unlikely spot in the Vancouver Olympics.

Campbell, the West Point graduate drafted by the Detroit Lions last year before the U.S. Army told him football had to wait, is now bidding for a spot on the 2010 U.S. Olympic bobsledding team. Admittedly a long shot, the still-active soldier is training in Lake Placid, N.Y., where he got a rapid introduction to sledding last fall.

"My first time in a sled, it felt like ...

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