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A Diamond in the Rough; Elijah Riley

Greenbean is recording from North Petty Airport in Pembroke Pines Florida this week.

Who the hell is # 33? You can see the effort, much like when you watch Quincy Williams. 33 is always around the ball, he plays hard and rises right through the crop.

Elijah Riley, he is a starter by necessity, he was on the Eagles practice squad a month ago.

His story is amazing, he played for Army, the team was invited to celebrate at the White House. Elijah asked if they could put off their required service if they had a chance to play in the NFL. The next year, it became official, players could delay or defer their service.

That is the story of Elijah Riley. A guy who gives 100% and seems grateful for the opportunity. His energy is easy to see.

This Article Was Written By Phil Sullivan

Phil Sullivan

I started JetNation in 2005 and have been a New York Jets season ticket holder since graduating from high school. My dream is to see the New York Jets win the Super Bowl. Until then, I will be right here on JetNation writing, dreaming and talking NY Jets football.