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War shapes ASU's Jake Sheffield

Originally Published: May 25, 2012
By Kevin Gemmell | ESPN.com

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 ...

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