Eric Kettani joins Larry Michael on Redskins Nation
CSN Washington dot com curious lieutenant -- good time in earlier today. And pinning ceremony here at Redskins park you've got the double bars what does that mean to you. It's and very honor you know how my parents here my. Sponsor parents and on my friend Matt. You'll swear me in and you know but the bars on -- and my return. -- -- put a -- which is a huge honor for me. But we -- we -- -- a Redskins fullback but take us back to when you went to the academy Naval Academy and how much time you've put in I mean it's a very impressive thing. Pro football player and now a lieutenant as well. Yes. Two different path and -- most full of players. What the Naval Academy. Graduated. And served three years and it deployment overseas. And I was fortunate enough to play football after I'll service that is what is your what is your commitment to the service moving forward. Right now I am I six Warriors in the reserves -- on himself like this speeches. -- speeches around the nation so it's funny no -- talk -- -- on Allen on draft correlates in my old -- bad experiences in the navy. That's the most players we've seen that auditorium for any event that we've had other than the team meeting OK this is a different press conferences. I would say there was at least thirty probably more of your teammates and there. Did that surprise you and did you know that we're going to be there. Honest of their common and I guess well I guarantee you must be nice everybody's. And thanks again guys for coming out and a subordinate in -- lot already were still little little videotape practiced today did your mind wander at all today on the OT we can't afford to have your mind wander the practice field -- -- I know coach term silly element a matter a lot of things and enemy out -- not so. There awhile then drop it involves so Stephane what is -- BB that'd be taught you for football menu you you've survived the national football league for a few years now and every years -- survival for you. Of what has been in the navy meant to your football career. -- teaches me you know from the -- academy and the navy. Time management and imagine expectations and then this was generals really fast as. NFL this is with a fast paced things -- military so. That's on a lot and get the job done that take things day by day what obligations do you have now in the military while you're an active player in this. I -- is it. IDs and Chad Elie you know -- -- Sixers left in the reserves and give speeches and -- They're not things thousand pentagon last month for a weekend while you know we some time off so well players are out -- -- out -- their families thousand pentagon. Special nature of being with the Redskins and when you spent time another canceling a one of the spots up and and coach Belichick has that. Strong connection to Annapolis as we know but today you're here at the Naval Academy -- -- your with the Redskins. It's going to be a big draw for you. Yeah our nation's capital and this in my house sponsor friends here sponsor parents when an able candidate Mike and Donna. And I was -- for them come out today and support me in and I can element I would not graduate without them and their support for those. -- long four years. Will you required teammates the call you lieutenants have slew of absolute joke around everybody are -- -- of resistance of that now do you live things -- and today is a little awkward so I'm going to do about it now and it. A special today for you made it happen here residence or get a full auditorium for families here. And how special wasn't. And still you know -- in. How much family here and you know of my good friend us -- is a big deal and you know look at this memory for awhile. I go into the picture her anything but I Hamas terrorists but you got your family here we're gonna put a lot of talk about that you don't like come on talk but I practice very. Chipper -- and practiced a -- so -- and the mayor and that. There's a -- family here and man and there's a lieutenant. Matthew Harmon as well. And just a great day here at Redskins park and tomorrow Redskins -- we're here for Mike Shanahan Bobby turn on me. Only thing more unusual or unique that someone being promoted to lieutenant. Here at Redskins park is hearing from Bobby turner he -- be honest right I'll run -- insane pace since some good stuff about Childs. Eric congratulations man -- -- hi this in the fourth. And you're 26 years old that's very good such as such great foundation to build a great life congratulations on today. And all the surge element and I'm sure scholar if you got to that we'll get mantra all through the -- Erica -- lieutenant Eric Khatami. CSN Washington dot com.