Tyler Rebber left the grind of athletics behind when he graduated from Navarre in 2017. He traded it for the grind of real life.
He landed a job at the water company, working at the sewer plant, and was taking classes at Pensacola State College at night.
Along the way, Rebber got stuck in the rut of everyday life. He decided one day he was capable of so much more.
“It was a passionless life. I was working at a sewer plant, literally in crap every day. They money was great, but at the same time, I thought about: Why am I doing this? I knew I had to do what gave me passion, what gave me energy. I chose to head in the right direction and pursue baseball.”
For an entire year, he hadn’t picked up a bat. He had no real options as far as playing college ball was concerned. If he was going to make the dream a reality, it was going to take everything he had.
It wasn’t easy.
He went to work from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. every day and then to class from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. From 10:30 p.m. until 12:30 a.m., Rebber was on the baseball field at the high school putting in work.
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