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Former Super Bowl champ trains to fix Blackhawk helicopters

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NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - -

A retired NFL football player and Super Bowl champion is in Virginia training to be a Blackhawk helicopter mechanic.

The Virginian-Pilot newspaper reports that Daryn Colledge is stationed at Fort Eustis, a U.S. Army base near Newport News. He joined the Idaho National Guard in March.

The former offensive lineman played with the Green Bay Packers when they won the Super Bowl in 2011. He was also an Arizona Cardinal and a Miami Dolphin.

The 34-year-old says that being a solider keeps him physically active and in a team environment.

Colledge's enlistment has drawn comparisons to former Arizona Cardinals player Pat Tillman. The former safety became an Army Ranger before being killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan in 2004.

Colledge will return to Idaho after his National Guard training.

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