GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Two concussions in less than a month
ended guard Dan Wenger's playing days at Notre Dame. Another one
could end his football career.
Wenger knows the risks. To him, they don't outweigh the rewards
of helping No. 15 Florida vie for a championship.
The 6-foot-3, 294-pound guard from Coral Springs transferred to
Florida this summer and has become an integral part of the offense
and a leader on the line.
The Gators rank 31st in the country in total offense, averaging
nearly 450 yards a game. Wenger has started every game, opening
holes for running back Chris Rainey and keeping quarterback John
Brantley mostly upright.
Considering Wenger thought he might never play football again,
his recovery and his return to the field have become a feel-good
story for the Gators.
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