Wojta's Journey: On the brink of fulfilling a life-long dream

2012-04-13T15:15:00Z 2012-05-09T22:59:25Z Wojta's Journey: On the brink of fulfilling a life-long dreamKYLE WOJTA | Special to Madison.com sports madison.com

Each week, former Madison La Follette and University of Wisconsin long-snapper Kyle Wojta will share his thoughts as he auditions for a shot at the NFL, likely as an undrafted free agent.

If you have been following my journals over the last few weeks, you probably already know that I am now a happily married man.

Our wedding was truly flawless, Allison looked stunning, and everyone had a blast at the reception. I have heard that you can tell if it is a good wedding by how many people are on the dance floor, and if that is the case than our wedding was a big success because the dance floor was packed all night long. We had the ceremony at St. Dennis church on the east side, which was fitting considering that Allison and I grew up as members at St. Dennis. At the ceremony, our musicians were beautiful and we had a great turnout of our friends and family. We then had our reception at the Radisson on the west side of town, and as stated earlier, everyone seemed to have a blast. So I first wanted to thank everyone who helped with our wedding and everyone who attended the wedding for truly making it a perfect, memorable night.

Since the wedding I have often been asked if I feel any different now that I am married. To be honest, not really. The only major adjustment is living together now that Allison has moved in with me, but we have been a couple for six and a half years so we know each other well. I do have to say that I am not yet used to calling Allison my wife, and I am still getting used to wearing a ring around my finger. Also, now that our marriage has become official, I definitely feel more accountable to be able to provide for my wife and our future family (hopefully).

So, I have continued to snap and lift with our former punter Brad Nortman over the last few weeks and will continue to do so until the draft. Accountability has, and will be, a strong motivator as I train to compete for an NFL long-snapping job in the next half year.

It is crazy to think that in the next few weeks I will possibly be a part of an NFL team and I am truly grateful for the opportunity. Whether I get signed to a team or not, the whole process has been a wonderful experience and to even be considered an NFL prospect is truly a blessing. But if I am fortunate and blessed enough to be signed to an NFL team, then I will be living another dream that I have had since my childhood. My football career has been a great ride and a long journey, with countless life-long memories. Hopefully the journey continues. I will post my last journal after the draft and hopefully there is good news to go along with it.

Until next time ...

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