Back in the game

Walk-on college football player shares brotherhood in military and on the field

Updated: November 11, 2013, 11:24 AM ET
By Rick Reilly | ESPN.com

Tehuti Miles survived a year in Afghanistan, but now that he's on the University of Maryland football team, he's not sure he can survive the fireworks.

"You know the ones they set off after touchdowns?" asks Miles, a 22-year-old Terps freshman running back. "They scare me half to death. I keep forgetting they do that."

Miles has post-traumatic stress disorder, a souvenir from his tour of duty in Kandahar as a specialist in the U.S. Army.

The trauma came July 10, 2010, ...

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