Patriots' Nate Ebner Living Olympic Rugby Dream Following Unspeakable Tragedy

B/R StudiosFeatured ColumnistAugust 8, 2016

Warning: Contains some graphic images.

More than 11,000 athletes from every corner of the globe have gathered in Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympic Games.

Each person has a unique story, but New England Patriots safety Nate Ebner may have one of the most dramatic.

The fifth-year pro from Springfield, Ohio, is representing the United States in Rio as a member of its rugby team. He played the sport in his youth before an unspeakable tragedy changed his life forever.

Discover the unbelievable story of Nate Ebner and his heroic rise to becoming a Super Bowl champion and United States Olympian.

Nate and Team USA begin their quest for gold against Argentina on Tuesday at noon ET.