Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Beating Some Very Long Odds

Fortunately, the chances of anyone being involved in an auto accident and breaking their neck are very slim. The odds of that happening to the same person twice within less than a year have to be astronomical. Imagine how Clayton Matthews must feel, then, because that is exactly what happened to him.

Rather than a sad story, however, it is one of hope and determiniation. Matthews, still only 24 years old, was a key player on the James Madison football team before his injuries. He still managed to earn his degree and is now an assistant coach working for his father Mickey, the Dukes head coach.

Clayton Matthews can't show his receivers how to stretch out and catch a pass, but I suspect he's shown them many things much more important than that.

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