Decisions were coming. His baby daughter was coming. And Willie Snead was convinced his window for growth at Ball State had slammed shut.
“If I went back, and maybe if my girlfriend wasn’t pregnant at the time, then I might have stayed,” Snead said. “Maybe I wouldn’t have felt that pressure of trying to support a child. And maybe I could have just went through and finished school. But it didn’t work out that way.”
The fact is that Snead can’t go back. No matter, he’s made it. Snead recently signed a contract with the New Orleans Saints that will keep him on the roster at least until training camp rolls around in the spring. In the meantime he’s on campus finishing up some of his last Ball State classes.