One of the most unusual journeys to the NFL began in the valley below the Green Mountains — about midway between Burlington and Rutland, Vermont, on U.S. Route 7.
That’s where Middlebury College is located.
“Yeah, so it’s kind of in the middle of nowhere, Vermont, in the mountains,” says Alex Buggy, who joined the Middlebury football team in 2003.
“You’re literally amongst cows, and Ben & Jerry’s is just to the north.
So they have great free ice cream in the cafeteria.”