CSU football player heads down new path, sends stipend to family

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FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- Colorado State University’s football team has a lot to be proud of this season. Among its list of accomplishments is the story of star player SteveO Michel.

The linebacker spends a lot of time on the field during games. It’s a place where he likes to reflect.

“The green grass out there gave me opportunity,” Michel said.

Before he joined CSU, Michel found himself heading down a different path, one paved with not-so-stellar intentions.

“Most kids from where I’m from end up in jail or dead,” he said.

Michel grew up in a bad section of Orlando, Fla. For a while he sold marijuana on the streets.

“I had that mindset of I’m going to do whatever I have to do to take care of my family,” Michel said.

Learn more about Michel’s story and hear what put him on the right track in the video report above.