The Remarkable Story of How This 29-Year-Old NFL Prospect Landed at Lincoln University

Kimberly McGuane
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Image of Cole Klubek via NFL Draft Diamonds.

Cole Klubek, an Air Force veteran who spent 10 years in the military, finally got to fulfill his longstanding dream of playing college football, courtesy of Lincoln University and coach Samuel London, writes Damond Talbot for NFL Draft Diamonds.

Klubek, 29, a kicker and punter at Lincoln, has been involved with different sports since high school. After graduating, he followed in his parents’ footsteps and joined the Air Force.

During his time in the military, the native of Biloxi, Miss., made sure to get involved in sports wherever he was stationed. He also practiced his kicking, hoping he would one day get to play college football. To that end, he started using recruiting websites in 2017.

He then met London, who’s also an Air Force veteran. He invited Klubek to Lincoln’s game against a university near where Cole was stationed.

After that, everything fell into place, and on Jan. 10, 2018, Klubek walked away from the military after 10 years. His first day as a civilian was his first day of class at Lincoln.

Now, Klubek is considered an NFL prospect.

Read more about Cole Klubek’s journey at NFL Draft Diamonds here.

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