Just six weeks ago the 6-foot-3, 265-pound defensive end was on the field as a starter in State’s 24-12 victory over Georgia.
“The emotional roller coaster you go through is hard to comprehend sometimes,” MSU coach Dan Mullen said. “We build these guys up to be big, fast, strong, tough. We try to make them feel invincible, that they can accomplish and do anything in this world and then they see this situation. It’s just a tidal wave of emotion that runs over our players.”