(TheProudRepublic.com) – Making a remarkable decision to leave his college football career behind, Levi Williams, the quarterback for Utah State Aggies, has decided to pursue a patriotic path as a Navy SEAL.
In an interview on KSL Sports Zone’s Hans & Scotty, Williams expressed his deep love for football but acknowledged the inevitability of its end. His desire to serve and protect his country is the driving force behind his decision.
“I just want to be in a spot where I can protect this great country where we get to play football with the freedom to do that. I think this is the best country in the world. So I’d like to keep it that way and protect it as long as I can,” Williams stated.
This announcement comes at a peak in Williams’ football career. Recently, he led Utah State to a 44-41 victory over New Mexico, securing their eligibility for a bowl game. In this standout performance, Williams scored five touchdowns and threw for 198 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for 153 yards on 25 carries.
Despite this athletic success, Williams is set to forego his final year of NCAA eligibility to join the elite military unit. He plans to start the SEAL selection process in February and aims to complete his degree at Utah State University in the summer of 2024.
Williams’ decision is also a tribute to his family’s military background, with his mother serving in the Army and his grandparents in both the Navy and Army. He sees joining the SEALs as a way to honor these family members and his fiancé’s father.
Emphasizing the ethos and brotherhood of the SEALs, Williams remarked, “What I love about their ethos and their motto is that no one guy is better than the other. It takes all of them to complete a mission. I think that’s super critical… Just to have the ability to be part of that brotherhood, it would be a great honor.”
As he prepares for this new chapter, Williams remains grounded in his faith and trust in God, sharing with his wife the belief that they will be all right despite the challenges and unexpected turns ahead. His inspiring decision to serve his country reflects a deep commitment to teamwork, honor, and patriotism.