Rangers Blake Powers and Austin Thomas forge military careers after football
In their most difficult moments of Army Ranger School, Blake Powers and Austin Thomas were always able to find more painful memories from their Indiana football careers. For Powers, the 6-foot-5, 240-pound former quarterback, it sucked to have a 120-pound rucksack on his back for a 12-mile march — but it wasn’t much worse than “The House of Pain,” a station led by IU line coaches Steve Addazio and Joe Cullen during mat drills, which offered the cruelest possible mixture of sprints and barrel rolls.
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