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Georgia Tech P Grant Aasen Leaving Football To Enter Priesthood

Georgia Tech punter Grant Aasen is giving up football for a higher calling.

In an interview with RamblinWreck.com, the official Georgia Tech athletics website, Aasen revealed his decision to forego his final year of eligibility to join the seminary.

Aasen's decision came after a lengthy process of thinking and considering the move.

"I didn't plan on it, it really didn't even cross my mind when I came to college. [It was] about two years ago I started considering it," said Aasen. "The past year, I've kind of known that that was where I was going to end up going. I visited Notre Dame over spring break with my dad and that kind of started the ball rolling.

"I really didn't make my final decision until last weekend right before I told Coach [Paul] Johnson," he continued. "He's been very positive, so that did help a lot. That's where God's calling me to go. He's calling me to go now and not next year. I love football. If I wasn't going to seminary, I'd be coming back -- there'd be no question about it. I just know that at some point I just realized, I'm called to go. This is where God wants me to go right now and I can't really do much else but to kind of say 'yes' to that and put everything else to the side."

A native of Fayetteville, Ga., Aasen walked onto the Yellow Jackets in 2014. He saw his only game action against Mercer last season, booting a 42-yard punt in a 35-10 win.

The entire profile of Aasen is worth delving into. It covers his brain injury as a high school player and how he has grown in his faith. Check it out again right here.