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Glen Coffee making NFL comeback after four years in Army, seven years away from game

Glen Coffee

Glen Coffee stunningly retired from the NFL back in 2010 after spending just one year in the league. Seven years later, he’s back.

Coffee has been enrolled in the United States Army since 2013 and completed┬átraining to become an Army Ranger. Now he’s looking for another shot to fulfill his NFL dream.

It’s hard to imagine Coffee will receive much interest around the league. The biggest reason for this is that the former San Francisco 49ers running back said after he retired that he thought God didn’t want him to play football. That he should have never played in the NFL to begin with.

“I feel like it’s His will,” Coffee said, per AL.com. “It’s something that I really felt like I shouldn’t have entered the NFL in the first place. I don’t know what call God has for my life, but it wasn’t football.”

Now at the age of 29, having been away from the game for the better part of a decade, Coffee will likely have a hard time convincing NFL teams that he is completely dedicated to the game.

In his lone NFL season, Coffee did show promise, however. He was the primary backup to Frank Gore in 2009, gaining 302 yards from scrimmage and one rushing score.