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‘I’m in pain.’ I’m in pain’: Marquel Broughton goes from reluctant recruit to Army junior captain – The Athletic

Marquel Broughton recalls his father, Antonio, introducing him to football at Rhodes Jordan Park when he was six years old, declaring to anyone who would listen that his son would one day play in the NFL. He recalls the feeling of becoming a gridiron leader at the country’s premier leadership institution, Army, and being on the verge of maybe making history.
“I’m in a lot of pain, and I’d say I’m hurting.”
I have discomfort and a lot of built-up tension that makes living difficult for me.
It almost ruined this opportunity for me.” On the surface, becoming the lone junior captain on a Black Knights squad during a pivotal period in the program’s modern history makes perfect sense.
Broughton, a 20-year-old safety, is the type of leader who doesn’t need an introduction off the field. “Marquel is a one-of-a-kind type of guy,” running back A.J. Green said.
According to Howard,
“He’s the definition of a leader, selfless in everything he does.”
“All of the players on the team are great guys and truly have wonderful intents and are standout athletes and leaders wherever they come from, but Marquel just rises above them,” says the coach.

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‘I’m in pain.’ I’m in pain’: Marquel Broughton goes from reluctant recruit to Army junior captain – The Athletic

Marquel Broughton recalls his father, Antonio, introducing him to football at Rhodes Jordan Park when he was six years old, declaring to anyone who would listen that his son would one day play in the NFL. He recalls the feeling of becoming a gridiron leader at the country’s premier leadership institution, Army, and being on the verge of maybe making history.
“I’m in a lot of pain, and I’d say I’m hurting.”
I have discomfort and a lot of built-up tension that makes living difficult for me.
It almost ruined this opportunity for me.” On the surface, becoming the lone junior captain on a Black Knights squad during a pivotal period in the program’s modern history makes perfect sense.
Broughton, a 20-year-old safety, is the type of leader who doesn’t need an introduction off the field. “Marquel is a one-of-a-kind type of guy,” running back A.J. Green said.
According to Howard,
“He’s the definition of a leader, selfless in everything he does.”
“All of the players on the team are great guys and truly have wonderful intents and are standout athletes and leaders wherever they come from, but Marquel just rises above them,” says the coach.

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Ryan Fitzpatrick’s tortuous football career has taken him to his biggest opportunity yet, The Athletic.

Ryan Fitzpatrick’s home in Gilbert, Ariz., has just been hit by a rare morning storm, and the 38-year-old quarterback is making breakfast on the outside patio.
In the Fitzpatrick house, the first meal of the day looks a little different.
Two packages of bacon, a few rolls of Jimmy Dean ground sausage, large mixing basins of pancake batter, whipped-up eggs, and a small vat of Log Cabin syrup are almost enough food on the counter to fill an NFL offensive line.
His four youngest children have hopped down the steps, and the rest aren’t far behind.
Fitzpatrick clicks the 48-inch, restaurant-quality griddle built into the counter as he tears open the first slab of bacon.
He says, “This thing.”
“It’s my baby,” he says, pointing to his backyard, which has a playground for youngsters.