Trading in a self-centered life for one of service: that's what one former NFL player said he'd done Sunday as he passed through Little Rock.
Former Pittsburgh Steeler Jeremy Staat joined the Marine Corps after the death of his friend Pat Tillman.
Now, he's on a mission to spread awareness on veteran's issues like suicide and healthcare.
Along with another vet, he's been biking cross-country: a 100 day trip that took him through Arkansas this weekend.
Sunday, he stopped by the VA hospital to meet with fellow vets and their families, praying over one young man in a coma from his injuries overseas.
Staat told us he feels like he has to stand up for all who've served.
"No politician, no professional athlete or actor has given us what our veterans have given us today and I really think we need to start putting them first and getting our priorities straight," he said.
Sunday evening, the group received an award from Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola. They'll be hopping back on their bikes for another 40 days, planning to end up at the Vietnam Memorial in DC by Memorial Day.