A dream came true for Wes Martin a few months ago, hearing his name called during the fourth round of the 2019 NFL Draft. Selected by the Washington Redskins, the former Indiana offensive guard had accomplished his goal to play professional football.

But football is just one of the passions that Martin has in his life. Another is rescuing dogs.

Last summer, Martin started the Brave Breed Rescue Inc. to continue a family tradition of aiding and housing dogs — an even bigger passion to his mother Rhonda. According to the Associated Press, he raised $1,600 for the rescue on the bench press during his pre-draft workout.

Even though he’s now in the NFL, he has no plans of slowing down on his mission to help as many dogs as possible.

“It’s just been my mom’s calling, I guess,” Martin told the AP. “She’s been doing it her whole life and then I adapted it from her and started the rescue. It means the world to me to be able to save at-risk dogs that if we weren’t able to step in, a lot of them would be headed to euthanasia.”

Martin and his mother are continuing to rescue as many as they can. According to the report, Brave Breed Rescue Inc. has rescued and found homes for 22 dogs with six others potentially finding homes soon.

It’s an admirable task, and one that some might sideline while pursuing a career in professional sports. That’s not the case for Martin, though.