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By Small Things, Greatness Brought To Pass

Ezekiel Ansah

When it comes to playing in the arena of higher-level football, deliberate violence and epic brutality unleashes man's inner gladiatorial beast deep from within. With every snap of the ball, the game chews up chiseled athletes with ravenous fervor on the field, the effects felt long after they've hung up their cleats.

Football has come a long ways since a 1905 article in the Chicago Times reporting that 26 players had been killed out on the gridiron. Although 107 years of safety advancements have been made, the college level is no place for on-the-job training. For Ezekiel "Ziggy" Ansah, he had nothing to lose. The sane would shy away, and they'd be smart to do, but Ansah took on a most daunting challenge of... Recommended Stories