LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) – Sophomore football player Maddox Rickertsen’s days are filled with football. In the spring, it’s all about 6 a.m. workouts and Maddox has never been more grateful to be in the gym.
“I started playing football when I was in third grade. My dad was my coach from third grade to seventh grade. He kind of taught me everything I know,” Maddox said. “And I’ve played all positions running back line quarterback…. just loved it ever since.”
A noisy practice is a different environment than the quiet hospital room. That’s a place the 20-year-old knows well.
At the end of September, Concordia University-Nebraska was facing off with their GPAC rival, Briar Cliff. The Bulldogs had lined up for a punt.
“I was part of like, the wall and some big guy came running through the hole. And I just tried to step up and hit him and …