Former NFL player Daryn Colledge enlists in Army National Guard

DarynColledge2A former Green Bay Packers lineman has opted to enlist in the Army National Guard, and, unlike many of his brothers on the offensive line, he has football cards for collectors to consider.

He’s Daryn Colledge, a 34-year-old, nine-year veteran of the league who was a member of the Super Bowl XLV-winning Packers. He started 137 games in his NFL career, also playing for the Arizona Cardinals and Miami Dolphins.

“After all my time in the NFL, traveling, meeting and supporting the troops, I’ve decided to step up and stand shoulder-to-shoulder with them,” he said on Twitter. “This was not a decision made lightly. We live in an ever-changing world and at this time in my life I feel it is best-served with me in defense of my family, state, country. With the support of my family [and] friends I look forward to the work and road ahead.”

DarynColledge3Colledge was a second-round draft pick in 2006, and the former Boise State standout can be found on about a dozen football cards in the 2006 SP Authentic, 2006 Ultimate Collection, 2006 Upper Deck Rookie Debut sets along with some team-issue cards at Boise State with the Packers and for the Senior Bowl.

He does not have any certified autograph cards, but in-person autos of his have appeared in online auctions alongside his football cards.

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