The greatest sports underdog story in sports history is being told by a former player who won the lottery with a combination of a good fortune and luck.
In November, a few days before his 24th birthday, Peter Hermann made his fortune in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The money was worth more than $50 million and he was able to move into a $10 million home with the help of a bank.
Hermann, who was born and raised in Austria, had just finished his senior year at the University of Wisconsin.
He was the third overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft, and a few months later he had a career year as a first-round pick in 2010.
In a 2011 story on ESPN, the former Wisconsin wide receiver wrote, “For me, my dream was to play professional football in the NFL.
I wanted to play in the Super Bowl.
I loved the game and I loved my teammates.
I was so excited.
But I also knew that something would happen in my lifetime and in my life.
I didn’t know what would happen next.”
Hermann’s luck turned in his favor when he was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
He started his rookie season with two interceptions, and in 2011 he led the team in tackles with seven.
He led the Bucs to the playoffs in 2012 and was the second-team all-Pro in 2013.
In 2012, he was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a woman at a bar and was released on $2,000 bond.
In 2015, Hermann signed with the Cleveland Browns, where he started the season on injured reserve after missing all of training camp with an ankle injury.
In 2017, he returned to the NFL with the Houston Texans, where the team chose him to start at quarterback.
After two seasons, he signed with Minnesota, and it was during the 2017 season that he became the first NFL player in history to record 100,000 passing yards and 20 touchdowns.
It was during that season that the Cleveland fans noticed Hermann’s signature hat.
The team started wearing it for the first time on the field.
The fans nicknamed the hat the “Horns” and Hermann has continued to wear it ever since.
At his age, Hermans first chance to prove himself in the pro game came in 2015, when he became an unrestricted free agent after the Browns drafted him in the third round.
He had one year left on his contract, but the Browns chose to sign him to a four-year, $42 million deal that included a $15 million signing bonus.
His NFL career came to an abrupt end in 2018 when he tore his ACL.
The NFL had already made a splash in 2017 with the signing of former Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch to a five-year deal worth $72 million.
She was the first black player ever to play at a professional level in the league.
Lynch is the only player to have played in five Super Bowls, including two with the Seahawks.
She also won a Super Bowl ring in 2008.
The first season after the knee injury, Herman had the best season of his career.
He finished the year with 8.9 yards per attempt, 4.8 yards per catch and 2.3 touchdowns per game.
Herman was also a three-time Pro Bowler.
Hermans last season with the Vikings, however, was a complete disaster.
He didn’t play well enough to keep his job.
In 2019, he decided to retire and was replaced by the NFL’s longest-tenured player, former Colts quarterback Andrew Luck.
In 2018, Hermania returned, this time to Minnesota, where his career took a turn for the worse.
She began the season with an average of 1.6 sacks per game and 5.5 interceptions per game, and he finished with 1,125 passing yards, 12 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.
In 2019, Hermions first season with his new team, the St. Louis Rams, he went 0-6, and the Rams finished the season 7-9.
The Rams then traded Hermann to the Minnesota Vikings in 2019.
Hermings first NFL season was cut short by injury in 2018.
In that season, Hermal was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
The cancer had spread to his lungs, and doctors told him he could no longer play.
The next year, Herrmans knee was removed in an MRI, and that was the end of Hermanns NFL career.
She returned to college and was a standout on the Vikings’ basketball team.
In 2020, Herms last season as a starter was cut when he missed two games with a fractured foot.
She went on to play on the Minnesota State Fair basketball team for a year.
In 2021, Herrems final year as the Vikings starter, he finished the campaign with an 8-8 record and an overall record of 41-31.
The Vikings lost to the Washington Redskins in the playoffs, and Hermoms