Dr. Coetzee is a great surgeon and more importantly, he was a very positive influence during my healing journey. Every time we came for an appointment, I left more convinced that I could play in my final senior college season. Because of that confidence, I overcame the physical and mental challenges from my injury. Although our team fell just short of the playoffs this year, I was able to finish my UND college career as the #2 all-time for solo tackles, #2 all-time for tackles, 3rd in interceptions, and 5th in a number of other categories (i.e., pass break-ups, single season records)….and I walked off the field using my own two feet!! Next up? Training for the NFL Combine. I’m forever grateful.