Former Fort Walton Beach and Alabama star running back Glen Coffeee is making a serious career change. This past Friday he informed the 49ers he was walking away from his roster spot with the team, and is going back to Tuscaloosa to finish his degree.
Coffee says the reason for the career change is faith based, saying it's God's will for him to do something else.
Glen found Christianity while at Alabama in 2007, and embraced it, speaking at churches and to other groups while in college.
He spent last season with San Fran and had a promising NFL career. Glen says he understands if his leaving that behind is tough for people to understand, but knows he'll be happier now.
He doesn't know if he'll pursue a life in ministry, adding it will come to him if that's what God wants for him.