Southern Door Senior Turns Down Football Scholarship For Marines
1/24/2014 12:00:00 AM
By Nick Freimuth
On the heels of the announcement by Southern Door senior Cal McCarty of a Division 2 college scholarship to Michigan Tech, a classmate and teammate had another football related announcement one day later. Tyler Dantoin posted the following message of Facebook Thursday night. He also shared the story live on 104.1 FM WRLU this morning.
Tyler Dantoin shares his uplifting story on 104.1 FM WRLU.
“So today I got something I never thought I would ever see. A letter from the University of Dubuque Iowa about playing football. Although this was always a life dream of mine, something I’ve said again and again that I would do since I was a boy, I’m putting that childhood dream aside for something a little more worth doing to me.
Like my grandfather and uncle before me, I will be giving it my all to become a United States Marine. Thank you everyone who has helped me along the way or made sure I was going in the right direction. I will always be in your debt.”