TUSCALOOSA, Alabama -- Josh Chapman had his hands full with a Florida offensive linemen as he pursued John Brantley, the Gators' pocket-passing quarterback.
Alabama's rugged nose guard earned his scholarship by absorbing punishment and double teams. Sometimes it was more like wrestling Gators.
The play in the Swamp on Oct. 1 ended like many others in Chapman's Crimson Tide career with one significant difference: days later during an MRI, he learned he had torn the anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus in his left knee.
"Normally I can deal with pain pretty well, but after three days I needed an MRI," Chapman said. "Dr. (Lyle) Cain said he's never seen a guy that can have a torn ACL and still stay that stable."
I cant emphasize this enough, draft this guy
mid rounds on, cant have enough of this type player.