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Ben Garland blazing military-NFL trail

Broncos hopeful knows what Alejandro Villanueva faces as he tries to make Eagles

Originally Published: June 17, 2014
By Ashley Fox | ESPN.com

Ben Garland has been where Alejandro Villanueva is now. He knows the odds are against Villanueva making the Philadelphia Eagles' roster after serving four years in the U.S. Army.

While the degree of difficulty is high, transitioning from active duty in the armed forces to playing in the NFL can be done. Garland is proof. His journey from serving in the Air Force to earning a spot on the Denver Broncos' practice squad the past two seasons provides the road map for Villanueva. All ...

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