Morgan Hudnall spent seven years in special ops overseas and was a sniper team leader in an Army Ranger battalion. So he knows about guns. (Photo by Chris McGathey)
While many of his teammates on Highland Park’s 2005 state championship football team might have been dreaming of the NFL or chasing corporate goals, Morgan Hudnall’s mind was elsewhere.
As a teenager, the former HP receiver was almost obsessive in his admiration of the military, such as Navy SEALS or Army Delta Force rescue units. He earned a scholarship to SMU and played for two seasons there, but his heart wasn’t in it.
Instead, he joined the Army, spending seven years in special ops forces overseas. He was a sniper team leader in an Army Ranger battalion until suffering what was classified as a traumatic brain injury that left him unable to parachute or perform demolitions.