Area native Brian Vogler gets second chance at NFL

Many dream of a second chance. For one former Brookstone High tight end, that second chance is coming this spring.

Brian Vogler played for four years at Alabama where he was a 2-year starter. After college, he set his sights on the NFL and signed as an undrafted free agent with the Chicago Bears.

But Vogler injured his foot and was later released, his heart set on returning to that level again. That chance begins in a few weeks.

Vogler signed an NFL reserve/future contract with the Atlanta Falcons back in January and will begin fighting for a spot when mini-camp takes place before the 2017 NFL Draft.

With his goal in sight, he’s excited to get another opportunity.

“After I got injured I was constantly saying I’d do anything to run down on a kickoff one more time and just light somebody up and maybe just put the pads one and just hit somebody one more time,” Vogler said. “To know I’ll get that opportunity again really makes it sort of bittersweet and I just can’t wait to get them on again and show the world what I can do.”

Vogler is eligible to participate in off-season workouts, mini-camps and OTA’s. He says the possibility of playing close to home pushes him even more.

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