AVON, Ind. (WISH) - The past year and a half has been a challenging one for Avon senior safety David Griffith.
In the spring of his sophomore year, the three sport athlete tore his lateral meniscus playing basketball, needing surgery and an extensive recovery period. He, then, worked his way back just in time for football season only to suffer an ankle injury in week 4, undergoing surgery for the second time in less than a year.
“I wanted to be out here playing football with my brothers,” said Griffith. “I was so excited for the season and when that happened, it was just devastated.”
Griffith has since worked his way back to being a team leader on the defense this season. His coach at Avon, Mark Bless, has been impressed by his resiliency.
“It shows a lot of mental toughness,” said Bless. “Obviously, it's not easy going through one surgery, let alone a second one, but he's the type of person that does everything to make sure he's back on the field, or the court, and do whatever he needs to do to contribute and help the team.”
David's dream is to play division one college football. He has offers from a handful of smaller schools, but he's hoping to play in the Big Ten.
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