David Grace, a 28-year-old former college football player from Sante Fe, Texas, went the Southern Rock route on 'The Voice' tonight (Feb. 13) by performing the Lynyrd Skynyrd anthem 'Sweet Home Alabama' for his blind audition.

"I grew up playing football," explained Grace. "After I played college football, I became a football coach. After my first year of coaching, I just decided to buy a guitar one day and have been singing for three years now full-time."

For his audition, the burly singer played guitar as he rocked out with a full band. His voice didn't sound particular strong during the verses and he never quite took it up a notch in the choruses. His raspy twang sounded a little more bar-ready than arena ready, and none of the celebrity coaches pressed their approval buttons.

Country singer Blake Shelton told Grace, "Right at the end I damn near hit my button," but in the end Grace's time on 'The Voice' came to an quick end. Despite failing to move onto the next round, it seems like Grace is pushing along with a music career. Check out his official website to listen to his music.