Former Bronco Colledge enlists in military

Posted at 9:26 PM, Mar 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-23 10:44:57-04

Former Boise State Bronco Daryn Colledge who was a four year starter for the Broncos under Dan Hawkins has decided to join the Idaho National Guard.

Colledge, 34, was a two-time All-Wac selection and was also a second-team in 2003 as a sophomore.

Drafted by the Green Bay Packers in 2006, Colledge won a Super Bowl with the Packers in 2010. He then signed with the Arizona Cardinals where he played for three seasons before ending his career with the Miami Dolphins. Colledge retired to Boise after the 2014 season.

Throughout his career Colledge made over $24 million. He says his decision to enlist was a tough one but he knows he’s making the right choice.

“It's something that's always been in my heart. I've watched members of my family serve. My brother is active duty, my grandfathers served, my great grandfather served, and two of my uncles served. The military has always been around my family and this is something I've wanted to do for a long time. I’m not doing it for the money, there's obviously not a lot of that in it. It's purely to serve my country and to help my local citizens out," he said.

The Idaho National Guard posted this photo with Specialist Daryn Colledge, who will be joining the Guard to repair Blackhawk helicopters.