Super Bowl champion training as a Black Hawk mechanic at Fort Eustis
By Brock Vergakis
Published: August 16, 2016
"I'm proud to sign my longest term deal of all time, 8 yrs and have enlisted in the Army National Guard," Daryn ColledgeU.S. Army Spc. Daryn Colledge, 168th Aviation Regiment UH-60 (Black Hawk) helicopter repair student, sits next to a retired Special Forces Black Hawk at Fort Eustis, Va., July 28, 2016. Colledge retired from the National Football League after nine seasons and a Super Bowl Championship, and enlisted in the Army National Guard in March 2016 out of Idaho.NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (Tribune News Service) — Daryn Colledge's time as an NFL player and Super Bowl champion allowed him to frequently travel and meet the troops defending this country, men and women he long admired.
DEREK SEIFERT/U.S. AIR FORCE PHOTO
Now he's one of them in Hampton Roads.
Colledge, a 34-year-old former offensive lineman for the Green Bay Packers, Arizona Cardinals and Miami Dolphins, joined the Idaho National Guard in March. He's stationed at Fort Eustis while he trains to be a Black Hawk helicopter mechanic with the 168th Aviation Regiment.
Colledge declined an interview request, but appeared in an internal Army news story at Fort Eustis earlier this month.
He likely didn't need the extra paycheck. During his nine seasons in the NFL, Colledge made more than $24.5 million, according to spotrac.com, a site that tracks professional athletes' pay.
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