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The Comeback Kids

Jason Long

As BYU fans gather in Tucson, Arizona to watch BYU battle the Arizona Wildcats, a young Cougar hopeful is back in Utah in a fight of his own. Jason Long is using his goal of playing BYU football to help him win his struggle with cancer. Corby Hodgkiss knows what lies a head for long because the BYU safety had to overcome a life threatening illness of his own before becoming a Cougar.

During the 2005 season, Lone Peak High School wide receiver and safety Jason Long was being looked at by many of the instate colleges as a football prospect. Having grown up a BYU fan all of his life, Jason had dreams of one day suiting up in blue and white as a Cougar. After his senior year of high school, Jason did not have the scholarship offer from BYU that he wanted so badly, so he went... Recommended Stories