Michigan State-Michigan game legend Jalen Watts-Jackson joining the military
Jalen Watts-Jackson surprised many this offseason when he announced he would be leaving the Michigan State football program but after years of lingering injury issues following arguably the most memorable play in Spartan Football history, Watts-Jackson is pursuing another dream.
The former Spartan defensive back has decided to end his collegiate playing career and plans to enroll in the United States Air Force as an officer.
“I am going into the Air Force. I was raised that it is a good idea to serve your country,” he said recently to Spartan Nation upon making the decision. “I have family members that have served this county including my dad. So I am excited to serve this nation.”
Known to many Michigan State fans as “Legend” following his heroics in the 2015 Michigan game, Watts-Jackson played a huge role in one of college football’s most legendary plays:
Watts-Jackson was injured in the ensuing celebration, breaking his hip. He relieved his experience soon after making the play