Accountant To Play Football For Miami Dolphins

The odds of playing in the NFL without playing football in college are pretty small, but accountant Les Brown has signed with the Miami Dolphins. After a career in several high school sports, Brown opted to play basketball in college. He dropped out to work, then returned to Westminster College in Salt Lake City. As he was helping his brother, a player at BYU, prepare for the NFL draft, he received life-changing advice.
Chad Ikei, a trainer for BYU, became interested in helping Les, offering advice that would lead him to the NFL. "He looked at me and said, 'You've got the rest of your life to work. You could be a great tight end," Brown said. "Chad was persistent, he wanted to take me on as a project."

Eventually Brown quit school again and moved to Hawaii to workout full-time with other NFL hopefuls to get ready for pro scouts. He worked out three times a day, six days a week in a "three-month boot camp."

All that worked was needed, since Brown had to impress cynical NFL scouts at BYU's pro day on March 29. "I was a no-name guy coming out of nowhere. I knew I had to turn some heads," he said.

In short, the results were mind-boggling.

Brown had the best vertical jump (39 inches), broad jump (10 feet, 3 inches), 40-yard time (4.43) of all the football hopefuls attending BYU's pro day.

With his brothers in attendance and overcome with tears, Brown had done enough to receive interest from the Giants, Raiders, Colts, Packers and Dolphins. In the end, he picked the Dolphins' three-year contract offer with a small signing bonus.

At ThePostGame, you can see a video of how Brown changed during his intense training. Link -via Breakfast Links

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