When Jeremy Staat was drafted out of Arizona State by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1998 NFL draft, it looked as if his life for the foreseeable future would be based solely around pro football. He was a standout player, but after four seasons in the NFL Staat decided to follow in the footsteps of his father and grandfather and serve in the military. Staat enlisted in the Marine Corps, and served from 2005 to 2009, deploying to Haditha, Iraq as an infantry Marine. In this episode, Jeremy talks about his unlikely jump from the NFL to combat, his close relationship with Pat Tillman, riding a bike across the U.S. to raise awareness about veteran suicide, and how these experiences have pushed him toward a greater life of service, and eventually running for U.S. Congress. Hear it all on this inspiring episode of HAZARD GROUND!
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