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SI Campus Rush: Coach Will Muschamp on His Second Chance
June 29, 2016

By Will Muschamp

It was the spring of my junior year of high school and I was playing leftfield when I raced in to catch a shallow pop‑up. I called off the shortstop, but it had been raining before the game, and so he slipped and fell, his shoulder colliding with my right leg. Somehow I still caught the ball before crumbling to the ground. But when it was all over my right leg jutted out perpendicular to my body and a large part of my tibia and fibula poked through my skin.

I was certain that my dream of playing SEC football was over. Growing up in Florida and Georgia, I'd watched games with my father, Larry; I'd envisioned him someday watching me in those same Saturday games. Now that possibility appeared as shattered as my bum limb, which required a 17‑inch steel rod and three screws. Would I even be able to run again?

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