Tanner Blatt played sparingly for Troy over the past two seasons, ultimately deciding to give the game up during the early part of last year.

What followed is something the young man could have never imagined. Working for the food delivery company DoorDash since his “retirement,” Blatt figured a phone call he received last week was an order for delivery.

Instead, it was Troy head football coach Chip Lindsey. Over a year after Blatt left the program, Lindsey had an offer for him.