Monday, September 11, 2006

Good News: "Aggies' Dodge can't walk away from 9/11"

The terrorist attacks of 9/11 impacted the sports world as it did every aspect of life in the United States, then sports impacted the recovery and restoration of "normalcy" in the aftermath.

There are many stories of how individuals in the college sports world got caught up in the events of 9/11, and Pat Fords of tells one of Mark Dodge, who was in the Pentagon when it was struck by American Airlines flight 77. Dodge's 3rd Infantry Regiment was quickly mobilized as part of the response team.

After that harrowing experience, Dodge decided he wanted to attend college and play football. He is currently a linebacker at Texas A&M and made seven tackles in his first game last week. He also gained a sense of perspective. He told Forde, "This is more fun than I can ever dream of. One bad day here is a lot better than a very good day overseas [in the military]. If you complain about anything here, you're crazy."

Click here to read the entire piece, "Aggie's Dodge can't walk away from 9/11"


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