Wednesday, February 1, 2012
A VISIT FROM QB RILEY NELSON
On Sunday, January 29th, BYU quarterback Riley Nelson was the featured speaker at a Heritage Evening Devotional. Riley fielded questions from the students and was able to tell them of some of the struggles he has overcome to be able to be a successful Division 1 Athlete. Riley mentioned the ABC's of life that have meant so much to him.
One story in particular really got everyone's attention. He told how in his sophomore year of high school he broke his femur in a skiing accident. He remembers screaming in pain and landing with his leg up over his head-- as if it was an arm, raised in the air. This took him out of football and he went from 170 pounds to 124 pounds. After 8 months recovering and through hard work and dedication, Riley came back to play his junior year. Riley credits his success to maintaining a positive attitude, believing in himself, and having the courage to not give up no matter how difficult the task.
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