Blog written by Samantha Kamman. The possibility of hardship cannot revoke one’s right to life, and Micah Parsons is proof of that. The 21-year-old is a linebacker for the Penn State Nittany Lions but, according to PennLive, the athlete is about to become a first-round draft pick for the National Football League. No doubt, the opportunity to sign a pro football contract is exciting, but it almost wasn’t possible. Believe it or not, the promising young athlete was almost never born, according to a pre-NFL draft interview with the potential star at PennLive. “It’s actually a crazy story,” he said.