GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's Brandon Antwine is getting
daily treatment on his back, shoulder and knee - preventive
maintenance for a 300-pound defensive tackle trying to stay healthy
for the first time in his college career.
Maybe this will be the year.
Maybe all the hoping, wishing, praying and finger-crossing will
pay off. Maybe all the time spent on the sideline, in a hospital
bed, in a wheelchair, in physical therapy and in the training room
won't be in vain. Maybe all the adversity will be over.
In a sport saturated with comeback stories, Antwine's stands
out. He overcame a career-threatening back injury, recovered from a
torn knee ligament and then fought through a painful shoulder
injury. Now, he has a chance to earn a starting spot for the