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Whalen Almost at Full-Strength; Backs Brathwaite

Marcus Whalen

On the heels of the best spring, off-season and fall camp he's had since he came to BYU, junior running back starter <b>Marcus Whalen</b> was totally primed and prepared to showcase his substantial running skills on the gridiron this fall. Then a thunderbolt struck on a clear blue-sky day.

Like a thunderbolt out of the blue, a mini-disaster struck when a fellow teammate accidentally stepped on his foot during warm ups for the Georgia Tech game, causing a hairline fracture to his foot. "I was just running through pre-game drills when my foot got stepped on. The cleat went right through and cracked a bone. The crack was so tiny that it barely showed up on x-rays, but it was there and...

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