Air Force cornerback Reggie Rembert is looking forward to a big season, and hopefully catching the eye of a National Football League team next year.
Rembert, a first-team All-Mountain West pick, said he has dreams of making it in the pros, but first he needs to play well for the Falcons as a senior.
“I want a lot more interceptions, I want to be an All-American – those are a couple of my goals – and I’d like to play in the (National Football) League so that means I’d have to have a good season this year,” Rembert said.
The path to the NFL is difficult for any service academy player, because of the two-year commitment after graduation. And at 5-8 and 185 pounds Rembert is not ideal size for a NFL cornerback. Rembert admitted that it would be tough, and perhaps if he went to another school his NFL chances would be better. But former teammate Ben Garland gives him someone to emulate.
Garland, a defensive lineman, was signed by the Broncos this offseason, and plans to practice with the Broncos during the next two offseasons and training camps while fulfilling his commitment. The Broncos will retain his rights during that time. After his commitment, Garland can go into his third offseason with the Broncos with some valuable practice experience and a shot at making the roster.
“I’m watching what he’s doing to see how that’s going to work out for me next year if I get the opportunity,” Rembert said. “I just need to have a really good season this year, pray about it and let the rest play out.”