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FOOTBALL: Brother Rice 2015 ATH DeLano Madison commits to Western Michigan

Football   | Branden Hunter

FOOTBALL: Brother Rice 2015 ATH DeLano Madison commits to Western Michigan

  It was supposed to be his break out year as a junior perhaps, but instead, it ended way before it started. Around this time last year, on the first day of practice for football teams around the state, Brother Rice wide receiver and kick returner DeLano Madison broke the femur bone in his left leg. 

What was supposed to be a joyous occasion for Madison, and the Brother Rice program as a whole, being then head coach Al Fracassa's final season, turned out to be everything but. Of course the brutal injury would set Madison back a bit, but only the strong survive right?

"It was a freak accident," he said. "I was running, and in midfield, I made a cut and planted, then I felt the bone break. When I felt it, I knew exactly what it was."

Aside from the obvious, that it would be physically tough on Madison to recover, the injury also weighed on him mentally. Femur bone injuries usually take 4-6 months for recovery, so of course Madison had to sit last season out, but now he's ready to be a contributor again.

"Getting back physically was the easier. Getting back mentally