As we chatter and dissect our favorite college football teams, we sometimes forget that those are human beings out on that field, and they're undergoing remarkable sacrifice to be successful. You can double that in football, where the game takes such a toll on the bodies of our young men.
To wit, the sobering story of Sean O'Drobinak a TE from Indiana who came to BG and was eventually moved to the D-Line, and spent last season taking two cortisone shots before every game. The story begins with a serious neck injury in high school, and ends with Sean working out for an agent when he just decides enough is enough.
The diagnosis his senior year at Crown Point came with one caveat: Every collision on the field for the tight end/defensive end was going to feel like he was getting shocked with 120 volts of electricity
A must read for any Falcon Fan and a reminder to keep the human element in our minds.