View Full Version : Albany captain, defensive end has battled disabilities and defied all odds

09-25-2011, 07:11 PM
09-22-2011 06:07 PM

Albany defensive end Eddie Delaney has lived with both a physical deformity and diabetes for most of his life, but this hasn’t stopped him from reaching his dream.

Put yourself in the shoes of a Division I defensive end. Imagine walking up to the line of scrimmage and staring into the eyes of a 6-foot-5, 300-pound offensive tackle whose sole job is to manhandle you. Think about having to bull-rush, outmaneuver, and evade multiple blockers in pursuit of a quarterback on every passing down. Imagine the task of shedding blockers and tackling running backs who have a head of steam and are quicker than you are.

Now try to imagine doing all that with only one hand.

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