Air Force backup RB Driskell seizes the moment
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Air Force backup RB Driskell seizes the moment

AFAN: Air Force, Army, Navy newsletter on Falcons' Bryan Driskell

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“It’s better to be prepared for an opportunity that might not come than have an opportunity come and not be prepared.” – Air Force third-team running back Bryan Driskell.

Bryan Driskell says he lives by those words learned from his parents, Stancey and Ernestine Driskell. They especially sunk in watching his mother beat cancer.

“The whole time she was there for us,” Driskell said. “She always did the best she could, and she always had a smile. That’s a big reason I always smile, too. She instilled in me to be relentless no matter the circumstances. You never know when your time will come. If you quit, you might miss your time.

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Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan is an award-winning sportswriter and the author of "Raye of Light". Tom has also written for the San Diego Union-Tribune, Voice of San Diego,,, and Gameday Central. He has won multiple first-place awards from the San Diego Press Club and first place from the Copley News Service Ring of Truth Awards. The National Football Foundation/San Diego Chapter presented him its Distinguished American Award in 2003 and USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter its President’s Award in 2000.

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