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Hero On and Off the Field

Updated: Saturday, August 3 2013, 10:47 PM CDT
He has lived in California, Colorado, North Carolina and now Texas - but that's just in the United States.  Japan, Africa and Israel also among the stops for the player the Longhorns have nicknamed
“America”...but not because of where he's lived.  His nickname stems from how he's lived.

Nate Boyer is a football player that few ever even notice exists.

Boyer is the Texas snapper but prior to just recently he had never even played football. A visit with UT Strength Coach Jeff Madden got the Horns attention ... But Nate still had to prove he was a risk worth taking.
   
That risk played out last week when in front of 101,000 people Boyer made is college football debut.
   
Nate Boyer is an Iraq war veteran that few will ever even know exists. Boyer wanted to go into the military out of high school, but didn't.  As it did for so many, September 11th changed his mind and his life.
       
He earned his opportunity to climb the army's highest ranks, and before he knew it, he was a part of the greatest group in the army - the Special Forces as a Green Beret.  He won't - and can't - talk much about what he saw in Iraq, with good reason.

Boyer won a Bronze Star for his bravery and merit in Iraq - the medal is the 9th highest military award anyone can get.  This fall Texas awarded him with a football scholarship - one of two walk-ons to earn it.
   
He's also earned the respect of his teammates ... And his spot on the field. That answer is now a no-brainer.
   
From Special Forces ... To Special Teams, Nate Boyer's life in the trenches continues.
   
Hero On and Off the Field


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Scores & Schedules

December 19, 2014 08:05 GMT

NFL

Thursday's Game

Jacksonville 21, Tennessee 13

Saturday's Games

Philadelphia at Washington, 4:30 p.m.

San Diego at San Francisco, 8:25 p.m.

Sunday's Games

Baltimore at Houston, 1 p.m.

Detroit at Chicago, 1 p.m.

Atlanta at New Orleans, 1 p.m.

Minnesota at Miami, 1 p.m.

Cleveland at Carolina, 1 p.m.

Green Bay at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m.

Kansas City at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m.

New England at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m.

N.Y. Giants at St. Louis, 4:05 p.m.

Buffalo at Oakland, 4:25 p.m.

Indianapolis at Dallas, 4:25 p.m.

Seattle at Arizona, 8:30 p.m.

Monday's Game

Denver at Cincinnati, 8:30 p.m.

NBA

Thursday's Games

Chicago 103, New York 97

New Orleans 99, Houston 90

Milwaukee 108, Sacramento 107

Golden State 114, Oklahoma City 109

Friday's Games

Charlotte at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

Utah at Orlando, 7 p.m.

Washington at Miami, 7:30 p.m.

Toronto at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.

Minnesota at Boston, 7:30 p.m.

Brooklyn at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m.

Chicago at Memphis, 8 p.m.

Portland at San Antonio, 8 p.m.

L.A. Clippers at Denver, 9 p.m.

Oklahoma City at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.

NHL

Thursday's Games

Florida 2, Philadelphia 1, SO

Pittsburgh 1, Colorado 0, OT

Carolina 4, Toronto 1

Washington 5, Columbus 4, OT

Anaheim 2, Montreal 1

Los Angeles 6, St. Louis 4

San Jose 4, Edmonton 3

Friday's Games

Tampa Bay at New Jersey, 7 p.m.

Anaheim at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.

N.Y. Islanders at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.

Boston at Winnipeg, 8 p.m.

Dallas at Calgary, 9 p.m.

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