Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 4/18/13
MINNEAPOLIS Lincoln Plsek watched the video one time but couldn't bear to watch it again.Like many others across the country, the Gophers sophomore tight end saw the footage of the fertilizer plant exploding in West, Texas, on Wednesday night. For Plsek, however, the tragedy hit close to home his childhood home.Plsek grew up in West, about 2 miles from where the explosion took place. His family and friends were not harmed in the explosion, but the blast reportedly injured more than 100 and killed several although those numbers may continue to rise as the wreckage is sorted through in the next several days.With his hometown on his mind, Plsek still took to the field Thursday with the rest of his University of Minnesota teammates."I tried to block it out," Plsek said. "Before practice, I just told myself I'm going to dedicate this practice to everyone who got hurt and everyone who's died."A fire at the plant and eventually turned into a giant explosion. The blast blew out windows i...
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