Originally posted on Miami Herald  |  Last updated 10/5/11
If you're looking at the glass half empty, Shayon Green is an unfortunate soul. If you're looking at it half full like I am, Shayon Green is a medical marvel. Green, a Hurricanes defensive end, played his first snaps on defense last Saturday against Bethune-Cookman -- 41 for the game, he said. But what's most impressive is that he did it six months after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament of his right knee -- for the second time! The redshirt sophomore tore his right ACL the first time in fall camp as a freshman. This last time he did it at the end of March during spring practice. "I was the defensive end coming off the edge and I guess I stepped wrong,'' he said. "I never quit.'' Golden rewarded Green's grit by giving him substantial playing time last week. Last year he played minimally on special teams. "Really tough kid,'' Golden said of Green, who came to UM in 2009 as a middle linebacker with 225 pounds on his 6-3 frame. Golden switched him to end in the spring and he ...
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