2013 safety knows commitment

Son of a Marine, Dymonte Thomas instilled with respect, work ethic to be his best

Updated: December 6, 2011, 11:10 AM ET
By Chantel Jennings | WolverineNation
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- When Michigan coach Brady Hoke was coaching at San Diego State, he formed a relationship with the Navy SEALs at the San Diego Naval Base.

He left the water and the SEALs behind when he returned to the Midwest, but once he got to Michigan, he gave the players maize and blue tridents. The trident is a symbol for the SEALs, and Hoke told his players they could learn core values from the armed services.