NEWSLINE: Daniels copes with broken neck
LeANDRE DANIELS
LeANDRE DANIELS

Posted Oct 4, 2010


THE TEARS FLOW. But not from the pain of the fractures in his neck or the steel halo he must wear for a few more weeks (though that does his hurt), Cougar defensive back LeAndre Daniels tells Vince Grippi in a heartwrenching story in the Spokesman-Review. The tears come because Daneils' first love in life ended in the blink of an eye.

From a tough upbringing in Oakland to a full ride at Washington State, the third-year sophomore -- one year removed from a broken leg that ruined his 2009 season -- looked to be on a glide path to living his dream.

And then came the neck.

He's lucky, though. When all the healing is done, he'll lead a normal life. But playing football won't be part of it.

To read the entire, compelling story, CLICK HERE .


Related Stories
Time for Cougs to step up at safety
 -by Cougfan.com  Aug 27, 2010
Final scrimmage: First-half blues over for O?
 -by Cougfan.com  Aug 26, 2010
PHOTO SAFARI: Fall camp impact
 -by Cougfan.com  Aug 11, 2010

MAGAZINE COVERAGE
Get the 2014 Scout.com Recruiting Yearbook with an annual Total Access Pass
Sign Up Today!

Upgrade Now!
Free Email Newsletter
Don't miss any news or features from Cougfan.com. Subscribe to our newsletter to have our newest articles emailed to you on a daily or weekly basis.
Click here for a list of all Team Newsletters.

Add Players to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite players. Click name to add to My HotList.
S LeAndre Daniels (profile)
[View My HotList]
Add Topics to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite topics. Click link to add to My HotList.
Football > San Leandro HS > Alumni
Football > Washington State
[View My HotList]