Levi Wallace had an interesting path to the NFL, choosing to walk-on at Alabama before working his way up to starting for the Crimson Tide in a national championship game.

Then, he didn’t hear his name called in the 2018 NFL Draft, signing with the Buffalo Bills after the event as an undrafted free agent.

In the video below, Bills coach Sean McDermott raves about Wallace’s story, and it’s understandable why an NFL coach would love a player who has never had anything handed to him:

Head Coach Sean McDermott is LIVE from the first day of Rookie Minicamp.

Posted by Buffalo Bills on Friday, May 11, 2018

“His story’s remarkable,”¬†McDermott says at the end of the video. “Really a guy that has earned everything he’s gotten. I believe he was a walk-on the first two years at Alabama. That’s not a place where you would associate with walk-ons having a lot of success, and he obviously did. To meet him and to read about his story, we’ll see about this weekend and how he handles himself, but that’s a great story.

“If you want to write about anything, that’s a great story to sink your teeth in this weekend here.”

Wallace’s spot on the Bills still isn’t guaranteed, but having the head coach on your side definitely isn’t a bad thing heading into the preseason.