The amazing life journey of Brian Banks has taken another inspiring turn.
Banks, a once-promising high school player at Long Beach, California's Poly High School, spent five years in prison and five more on probation after being falsely accused of rape.
Incredibly, Banks did not give up on his NFL dream even after spending the best years of his physical prime behind bars. He tried out for the Atlanta Falcons as a linebacker in 2013 and appeared in the preseason before he was cut last August.
One year later, Banks announced he'd made it to the NFL after all:
I am honored to say Ive taken an amazing position w/ the front office of the @nfl !God is good! Im moving to #newyork pic.twitter.com/1yqc1tEBWKâ Brian Banks (@BrianBanksFREE) August 1, 2014
The league said Banks will be a manager in the football operations department, and will assist the officiating department on game days.