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Derek McCartney story in USA Today

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  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    http://www.usatoday.com/story/sport...fensive-end-bill-mccartney-grandson/31059305/

    At Colorado, that star has continued to soar. Derek is pre-med, majoring in Integrative Physiology. By the end of this past spring semester, he'd already surpassed 100 credits. He plans to graduate next spring and then enroll in a graduate program.

    Derek isn't sure what area of medicine he wants to study down the line, but he does think he'd like surgery. He's also found studying the heart intriguing, because of Kaylee's condition.

    Derek balances his studies with his commitment to improving as a football player. Last season, after a redshirt year, the 6-3, 240-pound defensive end started every game, accumulating 34 tackles (23 solo, including six for losses and four for zero gains) and four and a half sacks, which tied for the second-most sacks by a freshman (true or redshirt) in school history.

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    I can't imagine how great it would be being raised around such a motivating person. What a blessing and Derek turned out great.
     
  3. buffedup

    buffedup Cooler than a Popsicle Stand. Club Member

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    Awesome young man. He has been through a lot and is excelling at life.
     
  4. BehindEnemyLines

    BehindEnemyLines beware the habu Club Member

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    He has surprised me. I'm probably not the only one.

    Easy to root for this young man.
     
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    Inspiring
     

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