From active duty to gridiron, journey of Christian Reed

Christian Reed received the biggest news any Army soldier could hear.

Reed was called into his superior’s office at Ft. Bragg.

“We are going to pull into Afghanistan in a few months,” Reed was told.

“I had to tie my boots up a little tighter because I was a PFC (Private First Class),” Reed said.

Reed would deploy to southern Afghanistan as a member of the 261st Movement Control Team, a transport unit, in November 2012. In January 2013, Reed received an letter of acceptance to the United State Military Academy Prep School.

Read more on Army freshman slotback’s journey here.

Has Reed paved the way for more active-duty soldiers to pursue their football dreams at West Point? Walker Seldon, an Army Prep running back, calls Reed his inspiration. Story:

VIDEO: Christian Reed’s journey to West Point in 46 seconds.

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