Monday's bombings at the Boston Marathon had a profound effect on people from all walks of life.
Especially Brandon O'Brien, a wide receiver from Montana State Northern. The 30-year-old had already served one stint in the United States Marine Corps and was working out with Athletes Performance Institute in hopes of making good on the longest of shots at playing in the NFL.
After Monday's incidents, O'Brien had a change of heart about playing football and has decided to re-enlist in the Marine Corps for another tour of duty, per NFL.com.
"He said watching what happened yesterday left him with a big hole in his heart and told me he wants to ensure that this never happens again to anybody, anywhere. The kid is a real hero," O'Brien's agent, Brad Berkowitz, said.
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