Shane Cook leaves no doubt that he loved playing football despite the heartache that often accompanied the victory. There was the satisfaction of five years as a University of Colorado Buffalo offensive lineman. And the thrill of being picked up by the Buffalo Bills, followed by the disappointment of being sent home his first day at camp because of a loose ACL. There was the adventure of playing for two teams in NFL Europe, the excitement of being picked up by the New Orleans Saints and the heartbreak of being dropped because of a pectoral muscle injury in camp. But at the end of it all, Cook knows that football gave him an advantage that helped him get through medical school. “It gives you a good work ethic,” says Cook, who has dropped 70 pounds from his 6-foot-6 frame since his playing days. “It especially helped in third year when you learn how hard it is to be a doctor. You don’t get a lot of sleep; you put in a lot of hours. “You can see that time in two ways: It can be an obstacle, or you can work harder and have a more positive attitude. Football made me a hard worker. I was tired, but I knew how to push through it. I worked hard and learned as much as I could.“ Read more... Originally posted by Maximus Buff on the Rivals board with the text below, I thought this was something that was definitely worth sharing. Allsome!