- A nagging high school football injury
- Parents didn't want him to go
- "I'm going to be better staying here and working to convince people why we're there [in Iraq]"
- "I'm a fighter, but with words"
- Planning a "Support Our Troops" day on campus this year
- Sent care packages to troops in Iraq along with letters and pictures of themselves
- "I'm not putting my ass on the line because I had the opportunity to go to the number-one business school in the country, and I wasn't going to pass that up."
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