Dan Davis carries on family tradition at West Point

By Travis Eldridge

March 28, 2014 Updated Mar 29, 2014 at 12:56 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) For Dan Davis, it's all about the team.

"I'm a big team player type of guy, I really don't play for myself, I play for my team," he says.

At Union-Endicott, Davis was part of the Tigers sectional title teams, he was on the all-state team his senior year, and now he's part of something even bigger.

"Going to West Point, their basis is brotherhood and even beyond West Point, I still want to be involved in that team," said Davis. "In my opinion, the best team is the United State Military, and that's something I really want to be a part of."

After spending a year at prep school in Maine, Davis's official word came in earlier this month.

He won't be the first Davis -- or the only Davis -- to share in the moment.

"When I walk into that campus, in the locker room, on the field, in the back of my mind I'm going to say, wow, my family did this before, my Dad, my Uncle and now it's my turn."

That's because his father and two of his uncles went to West Point before him. And while he's proud of the legacy, it isn't the only reason this former Tiger wants to become a Cadet.

"I wanted to challenge myself mentally and physically and I thought that was a great place where I can go and achieve a great education, one of the best educations in the country, play D-1 football, which has been my dream since I was a little kid, and at the end of the day when it's all said and done, be able to protect and serve my country."

Come this fall, he'll get the opportunity to do all three of those, making his family proud.

"I also understand that just because they are graduates there, does not guarantee my graduation there. I have to still work as hard as I can and in a sense, make my own legacy."

Carrying on a tradition, while also making his own.