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Former Texas Longhorn Nate Boyer Joins The RE show in Studio – 4/1/15

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PLEASED TO HAVE IN STUDIO, A
FASCINATING INDIVIDUAL WHOSE
STORY IF YOU DON'T ALREADY
THOUGH, YOU WILL LOVE TO HEAR
NOW.
NATE, GOOD TO SEE YOU, SIR.
>> YOU TOO, APPRECIATE THAT.
>> WHERE DO I START WITH YOU?
TELL ME WHERE TO START.
>> IT'S YOUR SHOW.
>> WHEN DID YOU FIRST DECIDE TO
SHOW THE UNITED STATES AS A
MEMBER OF THE ARMY OR WITH
WHATEVER YOU WANTED IT TO
BECOME?
>> WELL, HONESTLY, I DIDN'T†--
RIGHT AFTER 9/11, YOU KNOW,
WHICH AFFECTED EVERYBODY IN
DIFFERENT WAYS, BUT I DIDN'T
SIGN UP RIGHT AWAY, BUT THAT
DOEF NITLY GOT ME THINKING IN
ANOTHER LIGHT, AND, YOU KNOW, I
GREW UP WITH A GREAT FAMILY AND
OFFERED EVERY†-- EVERYTHING I
COULD†-- A KID COULD WANT, EVERY
OPPORTUNITY, AND AS I WENT ON
WITH LIFE, I DIDN'T GO TO
COLLEGE, IT WAS NOT THE RIGHT
TIME FOR ME, AND I DID A BUNCH
OF RANDOM THINGS LIKE WORK ON
FISHING BOATS, THIS AND THAT,
AND I EVENTUALLY JUST†-- I DON'T
KNOW.
AFTER THAT HAPPENED, I REALIZED
THERE WAS SOMETHING, I GUESS,
NOT RIGHT WITH THE WORLD, AND I
TIMELY REALIZED HOW FORTUNATE WE
ARE TO HAVE EVERYTHING THAT WE
HAVE, AND I JUST†-- I DON'T
KNOW.
I WAS SPOILED IN A WAY BECAUSE I
WAS SO LUCKY TO HAVE ALL THOSE
OPPORTUNITIES, SO I WENT
OVERSEAS, AND I WENT TO THE
DAFAR IN AFRICA, AND THE WAY
THEY VIEWED AMERICANS, AND BLOWN
AWAY AMERICA WOULD COME AND
VOLUNTEER TO HELP THEM OUT, AND
I CAME BACK WITH NEWFOUND
PATRIOTISM, YOU KNOW, AND I WENT
STRAIGHT TO THE RECRUITER AND
TOLD HIM I WANTED TO BE IN THE
SPECIAL FORCES.
>> AND YOU BECAME A GREEN BERET.
>> YES, SIR, YES, SIR.
>> AND SO AT WHAT POINT DID
YOU†-- AT WHAT POINT DID YOU
REALIZE YOU WANTED TO PLAY
FOOTBALL AS WELL?
WHEN DID THAT FINALLY HIT YOU
TOO, NATE, IN THE MIDDLE OF
BEING A GREEN BERET, OVER IN THE
AFGHANISTAN THEATER, CORRECT?
>> IN IRAQ AT THE TIME.
>> IN IRAQ, AND YOU EVENTUALLY
SERVED IN AFGHANISTAN AS WELL.
>> ABSOLUTELY.
>> AT WHAT POINT DID YOU
REALIZE, YOU KNOW, I WANT TO
FOLLOW A DREAM OF PLAYING
FOOTBALL?
>> YEAH, I MEAN, FIRST OF ALL,
IT WAS SOMETHING I NEVER DID.
I NEVER PLAYED BEFORE.
YOU KNOW, I DIDN'T PLAY IN HIGH
SCHOOL OR WHEN I WAS YOUNGER,
AND I REGRETTED THAT.
REGRET IS ALL I'M AFRAID OF, AND
I WAS OVER THERE, IN IRAQ, AND,
YOU KNOW, A COMMON PAST TIME WE
HAVE IS WATCHING FOOTBALL.
YOU KNOW, GET BACK FROM A
MISSION, 3:00 OR 5:00 IN THE
MORNING, NINE HOURS AHEAD OVER
THERE, AND COLLEGE FOOTBALL IS
ON OR NFL GAME ON SATURDAY AND
SUNDAYS, AND I WOULD GO RIGHT
INTO WATCHING GAMES.
>> SO YOU'RE BACK AT HOME, BACK
AT HOME BASE AT 5:00 IN THE
MORNING.
>> YES.
>> FRESH OFF OF, I GUESS,
PUTTING YOUR LIFE ON THE LINE.
BEEN INVOLVED IN A FIRE FIGHT,
AND NOW YOU COME HOME, FLIP ON
THE TV AND WATCH FOOTBALL?
>> I REMEMBER TAKING THE HUMVEES
BACK INTO BASE, AND, YOU KNOW,
CHEWING ON THE BEEF JERKY,
SITTING ON THE GUN, FOCUSED, BUT
CAN'T WAIT TO GET BACK BECAUSE I
KNOW NOTRE DAME IS PLAYS
WHOEVER.
>> YOU HAD THE ITCH THEN AS
WELL?
>> YES, I WAS 29 AT THE TIME,
AND IT WAS, LIKE, A NOW OR
NEVER.
>> 29, UH-HUH, SURE.
>> YEAH.
>> AND AT THAT POINT, YOU WASN'T
BACK TO SCHOOL?
>> YEAH, YEAH.
>> HOW DID THAT WORK?
>> GOT DONE, GOT BACK FROM THE
DEPLOIM, NINE MONTHS, ONE MORE
TRIP TO ISRAEL, AND, YEAH, TEXAS
IS THE ONLY PLACE I APPLIED.
JUST BECAUSE OF THE HISTORY,
AND, YOU KNOW, COACH BROWN WENT
ON THE USO TOUR, HE WAS THE
BEST, AND SOLDIERS, THAT LONG
HORN SYMBOL IS SEEN OVERSEAS.
>> WHY?
>> LIKE MICKEY MOUSE.
THAT'S WHAT EVERYBODY LOVES,
LIKE AMERICA'S TEAM IN A WAY,
AND I'M SURE A LOT OF SOLDIERS
ARGUE WITH ME BECAUSE EVERYONE
HAS ALLEGIANCE, BUT IT WAS THE
MOST POPULAR.
SO MANY SOLDIERS FROM THE STATE
OF TECH, AND SO I THOUGHT THAT
WAS A COOL DEAL.
I DID NOT GROW UP A TEXAS FAN.
>> YOU'RE FROM THE BAY AREA?
>> YES.
>> OKAY.
>> I'VE BEEN TO AUSTIN, WHICH
I'M SURE YOU'VE BEEN THERE.
>> INCREDIBLE CITY.
>> IT'S AWESOME.
>> GREAT CAMPUS, OBVIOUSLY.
THROUGH THE G.I. BILL IS WHERE
YOU GOT INTO SCHOOL THERE?
>> YEAH, YEAH.
I GO IN THE G.I. BILL, EARNED A
SCHOLARSHIP, WALKED ON AS A
SAFETY.
JUST BECAUSE, I DON'T KNOW,
ABOUT THAT SIZE.
>> 5'11" RIGHT?
>> AT THE TIME, I WAS 160, 165,
AND RIGHT NOW, I'M AT 220.
I'M A LITTLE DIFFERENT BODY
TYPE.
>> YEAH, SURE.
YOU WALK ON TO TEXAS AS A
SAFETY.
>> RIGHT.
>> EVENTUALLY, AS WE COME BACK
IN 60 SECS WITH NATE BOYER, YOU
BECOME A LONG SNAPPER AS WELL AS
CONTINUING SERVING THE COUNTRY,
AND I WANT TO GET INTO THIS
BEFORE WE FIGURE OUT HOW WE GET
YOU IN THE NFL, OKAY?
>> OKAY.
[ LAUGHTER ]
>> NATE BOYER IS HERE, GREEN
BERET, TEXAS LONG HORN GRADUATE
IS HERE ON THE RICH EISEN SHOW,
TRYING TO GET IN THE NATIONAL
PHYSICAL LEAGUE AS A LONG
SNAPPER AT AGE 34.
>> YEAH.
34?
>> 34.
>> HERE ON THE "RICH EISEN
SHOW."
>>> WELCOME BACK TO THE SHOW,
HERE WITH GREEN BERET, BECAUSE
THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS A
FORMER GREEN BERET, CORRECT?
>> SURE.
>> RIGHT, I'LL TAKE IT AS A YES.
NICK BOYER IS HERE, WALKED ON AT
TEXAS AS A SAFETY AT 29, A
29-YEAR-OLD SAFETY.
WHAT DID BROWN SAY TO YOU WHEN
YOU WALKED INTO HIS DOORS,
SAYING, HEY, I SERVED IN IRAQ,
AFGHANISTAN, GREEN BERET, I WANT
TO PLAY FOR YOU.
WHAT DID HE SAY TO YOU?
>> I MEAN, YOU KNOW, I WAS ON
THE SCOUT TEAM FOR THAT FIRST
YEAR.
>> OKAY.
>> HE APPRECIATED THE FACT I WAS
JUST WANTING TO BE A PART OF THE
TEAM, AND I WANTED TO HELP OUT
ANY WAY I COULD, AND, YOU KNOW,
I WAS FORTUNATE ENOUGH, WE WERE
BEATING THE HELL OUT OF
SOMEBODY, PUT ME IN ON KICKOFF,
AND IT WAS AWESOME.
THAT WAS MY FIRST CAREER PLAY.
>> WHAT DID YOU DO?
>> I HONESTLY GOT DOUBLE TEAMED.
>> OKAY.
>> BUT IT ENDED WITH ONE OF THEM
ON THEIR BACKS.
PRETTY SURE THAT SHOULD HAVE
BEEN A PENALTY, PROBABLY.
I DID A THROW, BUT WHATEVER, YOU
KNOW.
IT WAS FAR AWAY ENOUGH FROM THE
TACKLE, DID NOT MATTER.
>> WHERE DID LONG SNAPPING
COMING FROM IN.
>> AN OPENING I NOTICED FOR THE
NEXT SEASON, THE STARTER AND
BACKUP WAS GRADUATING, AND THEY
RECRUITED PEOPLE, AND THEY HAD
THE GUY TO DO IT, BUT I WANTED
TO PLAY AND GET ON THE FIELD,
AND, SO, YOU KNOW, I'M NOT A GUY
LIKE YOU --
>> THANK YOU.
>> I DON'T RUN IN A SUIT.
>> NICE.
>> I KNOW.
AND SO, YOU KNOW, I REALIZED THE
REALITY OF THE SITUATION IS IF I
HAVE TO PLAY, I HAVE TO FIND A
NICHE.
I FIGURED I COULD TRY AT LEAST
TO LONG SNAP.
I PLAYED BASEBALL.
I WAS A PITCHER.
I HAD A DECENT ARM.
I JUST STARTED MESSING WITH IT,
AND I JUST WATCHED YOUTUBE
VIDEOS AND JUST TWEAKING IT AND
MESSING WITH IT, AND I SUCKED
FOR A LONG TIME.
>> OKAY.
>> AND THEN I WE WANT OVERSEAS,
AND I JUST WORKED ON IT ALL
SUMMER LONG, AND I TOLD THE
COACH BEFORE I LEFT, YOU KNOW,
I'M COMING BACK, AND I WANT TO
BE THE SNAPPER.
>> WHERE OVERSEAS?
>> THAT FIRST YEAR WAS IN
GREECE.
>> YOU'RE STILL SERVING.
>> RIGHT.
>> STILL SERVING.
WENT IN THE NATIONAL GUARD AFTER
I WAS ON ACTIVE DUTY.
>> OKAY.
>> ACTIVE GUARD WHILE IN TEXAS.
>> YOU'RE SPENDING THE SO-CALLED
FOOTBALL OFFSEASON AS AN ACTIVE
MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL GUARD?
>> RIGHT.
>> OVERSEAS.
>> YEP.
>> AND AT ONE POINT, WERE YOU IN
SERIOUS FIRE FIGHTING THEATER?
>> THAT SUMMER I WAS NOT, BUT
NEXT TWO SUMMERS, 2013 AND 2014
I WAS IN AFGHANISTAN FOR THREE
AND A HALF MONTHS, AND, I MEAN,
I WENT OVER THERE AND I WOULD†--
I WOULD CONTINUE TO TRAIN AS FAR
AS FOOTBALL STUFF, BUT IT'S A
BIGGER MISSION, YOU KNOW --
>> YEAH.
>> OBVIOUSLY.
>> SURE.
>> THAT WAS ANOTHER ISSUE WITH
THE WEIGHT THING AS FAR AS
FOOTBALL STUFF BECAUSE IT'S
TOUGH TO KEEP YOUR WEIGHT UP
OVER THERE IF YOU'RE DOING WHAT
WE'RE DOING.
YOU GO TO ONE, TWO DAY LONG
MISSIONS, AND YOU CARRY ALL THIS
STUFF, AND, YOU KNOW, YOU†-- I
MEAN, YOU'RE IN A FIRE FIGHT OR
YOU'RE IN A WHATEVER SITUATION,
AND YOU'RE HIKING AROUND, AND
IT'S JUST†-- IT'S, YEAH.
>> YOU'RE LONG SNAPPING, FIRE
FIGHTING, FIRE FIGHT IN
AFGHANISTAN --
>> TRAINING TOO.
>> I UNDERSTAND.
THIS IS HOW YOU SPEND YOUR
OFFSEASON AT THE UNIVERSITY OF
TEXAS AS A LONG SNAPPER, AND NOW
SO YOU ARE DONE WITH YOUR DUTY
WITH THE NATIONAL GUARD.
YOU ARE DONE WITH UNIVERSITY OF
TEXAS.
>> I GOT OUT OF THE NATIONAL
GUARD FEBRUARY 23rd.
>> NOW YOU GRADUATED FROM
AUSTIN?
>> FINISHING MY MASTER'S RIGHT
NOW.
>> OKAY.
WHERE DO YOU STAND ABOUT LONG
SNAPPING IN THE NATIONAL
FOOTBALL LEAGUE?
WHERE RIGHT NOW?
>> I'VE BEEN TRAINING IN TOWN
HERE AT UNBREAKABLE PERFORMANCE
CENTER, GLAZERS.
>> SURE.
>> AND IT'S BEEN UNBELIEVELE.
YOU KNOW, I PUT ON 25 POUNDS IN
THE LAST THREE MONTHS.
YOU KNOW, I WAS FORTUNATE ENOUGH
TO BE ABLE TO PLAY IN THE ALL
STAR GAME AT THE END OF THE
YEAR, MET WITH THE SCOUTS THERE,
AND I KIND OF, YOU KNOW, I FELT
LIKE I HAD A GOOD OPPORTUNITY,
YOU KNOW, PEOPLE CAN GET OVER
THE FACT THAT I'M 34, YOU KNOW,
GET OVER IT, I'M 34.
>> YOU KNOW, OBVIOUSLY, YOU KNOW
SOME LONG SNAPPERS SPEND 20, 25
YEARS IN THE LEAGUE.
>> AND CHARGERS LONG SNAPPER FOR
A LONG TIME.
>> SO WHERE ARE THE JOB
OPENINGS, DO YOU KNOW RIGHT NOW
WHERE JOB OPENINGS WOULD BE?
TARGET YOURSELF TO WHICH JOBS
ARE OPEN.
>> I COULD.
I'M NOT SURE.
HONESTLY, I CAN TAKE 31 NOs.
I JUST NEED ONE YES.
I'LL PLAY ANYWHERE.
>> DO YOU HAVE AN AGENT?
>> I DO, I DO.
>> OKAY.
AND SO WHAT ARE THEY TELLING
YOUR AGENT ESSENTIALLY?
>> WELL, I MEAN, RIGHT NOW
IT'S†-- JUST OWNER'S MEETINGS,
SO NEXT COUPLE WEEKS, JUST
FIGURING ALL THAT OUT.
I HAVE A LOCAL TRYOUT WITH THE
49ERs, APRIL 17th.
>> YOUR HOMETOWN TEAM.
>> YES.
>> THAT'S GOOD.
YOU HAVE A LONG SNAPPING TRYOUT
WITH THE 49ERs SLATED AND OTHER
TEAMS TO KNOCK ON YOUR DOOR, YOU
KNOCK ON THEM, SAY, LOOK, LOOK,
THIS IS MY RESUME.
I HAVE THE HEART, SOUL, THE
HEART OF A PATRIOT AND CHAMPION
THAT BEATS INSIDE.
>> A PATRIOT?
>> WELL, THE PATRIOTS, IF I'M
NOT MISTAKEN, THE LONGEST TENURE
PLAYER IS THE LONG SNAPPER.
IS THAT CORRECT?
>> PROBABLY TOM BRADY.
>> WELL, THAT COULD BE.
I DON'T KNOW, COULD BE LONGER
THAN BRADY.
YOU NEVER KNOW, WHO KNOWS.
THAT WOULD BE A GOOD MIX TOO.
>> I WOULDN'T FIGHT IT.
>> SURE YOU WOULDN'T.
WHAT DO YOU HOPE†-- WHAT WOULD
THAT MEAN TO YOU?
TO BE ABLE TO GET TO THE
NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE?
AND DO THIS ALL THAT YOU
OBVIOUSLY ACHIEVED AS YOU KEEP
SAYING FOR GREATER PURPOSE,
GREATER CAUSE, AND GREATER THING
FOR YOU TO ACCOMPLISH IS WHAT
YOU ALREADY DID IN MANY WAYS.
WHAT'S IT MEAN TO YOU TO WALK ON
INTO THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL
LEAGUE AND EARN YOURSELF A SPOT
AS A LONG SNAPPER IN THE NFL,
NATE BOYER?
>> IT†-- IT'S REALLY HARD TO PUT
IN WORDS.
UNDESCRIBABLE.
NOT JUST FOR ME, BUT FOR THE
GUYS THAT I FOUGHT WITH AND THE
GUYS THAT PAID THE ULTIMATE
SACRIFICE, AND THE GUYS THAT ARE
FIERGTING TODAY, WHETHER THEY
ARE OVERSEAS OR BACK HOME, YOU
KNOW, THE SUICIDE RATE AMONG
VETTE RAPS IS UNCANNY, 22 A DAY
KILLED BY SUICIDE.
THAT'S SOMETHING I'M PASSIONATE
ABOUT RIGHT NOW ABOUT FIXING,
AND THERE'S AN ORGANIZATION
CALLED 22 KILLED THAT I'M
WORKING WITH, AND THAT'S WHAT
THIS RING IS ALL ABOUT, AND
THAT'S ALL ABOUT EMPOWERING
VETERANS, AND I WANT TO SHOW
THOSE GUYS, THAT, LOOK, I MEAN,
NO MATTER WHERE YOU CAME FROM,
WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU, WHAT YOU
DO, LIKE, YOU CAN LITERALLY DO
ANYTHING IF YOU JUST WORK HARDER
THAN EVERYBODY ELSE AROUND YOU,
YOU KNOW, AND YOU ALREADY HAVE
SACRIFICED.
YOU KNOW HOW TO DO THIS.
YOU KNOW, IT IS NOT ABOUT ME.
PEOPLE SAY THAT, BUT I MEAN
THAT, LIKE, IT'S NOT JUST ABOUT
ME, BUT ABOUT SO MUCH MORE, AND
SO THAT WOULD JUST†-- JUST TO
HAVE A TEAM OR THE LEAGUE
ITSELF, WHATEVER, OPEN THE DOORS
AND SAY, LOOK, BESIDES ALL THIS,
YOU KNOW, ON THE PAPER, YOU
KNOW, YOU MAY NOT HAVE THE WHAT
WE'RE LOOKING FOR, YOU KNOW AS
FAR AS AN NFL PROSPECT, BUT YOU
HAVE THOSE INTANGIBLES, AND
WE'LL GIVE YOU A SHOT, YOU KNOW,
AND IF IT WORKS OUT, I REALLY
CAN'T PUT THAT IN WORDS.
I DON'T KNOW.
>> I HOPE YOU GET IT, NATE.
I HOPE YOU GET IT.
I HOPE YOU GET IT.
ANYTHING I CAN DO TO HELP, LET
ME KNOW.
>> ABSOLUTELY.
>> HOPEFULLY BEING ON THE SHOW
WILL HELP.
I KNOW DAN WROTE A STORY ABOUT
YOU ON YAHOO! SPORTS, HOPEFULLY
THERE'S OTHER MEMBERS OF THE
MEDIA INTERESTED IN THE STORY
BECAUSE IT'S WELL DESERVED.
>> APPRECIATE THAT.
>> THANK YOU.
>> MY PLEASURE.
>> THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING YOU
DO.
THANK YOU.
>> IT'S OUR PLEASURE.
>> THANK YOU.
THAT'S NATE BOYER.