Washington Post columnist Kevin B. Blackistone provides a perspective of what Marcus Lattimore went through in dealing with his career ending football injuries to coming back and dedicating himself as a student in pursuit of his college degree and obtaining an education in the process.
A very interesting part of the story is the fact that Marcus Lattimore was scheduled to testify with the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics concerning the health and safety of college athletes. His testimony should be a follow-up story for Mr. Blackistone.
The complete story can be accessed here.
No matter how you feel about college athletes and athletics, it’s always great to hear when an individual student athlete overcomes a career ending injury and goes on to graduate from the college or university to which he’s given all of his athletic ability.
By Fred Cromartie, Ed. D.
Dr. Cromartie is the Director of Doctoral Studies at the United States Sports Academy.