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In the Footsteps of Heroes

In the Footsteps of Heroes

Greg Bryant Jr. seemed destined to play football for a service academy. The kind of dual-threat signal caller who inexplicably passes under the radar of most Division I teams, Bryant's combination of dynamic athleticism, heady play, and leadership ability are the familiar hallmarks of many past and present Navy football stars.

Yet when it came to deciding on where to take his game to the next level, the Fayetteville, North Carolina native had another reason to commit to the United States Naval Academy: the legacy of his grandfather, Sergeant First Class William Bryant. A member of the United States Army's 5th Special Forces Group during the Vietnam War, Sergeant William Bryant was awarded the Medal of Honor for his...

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