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Florida State DE Josh Sweat says he almost lost his leg in high school Photo via 247Sports

Florida State defensive end Josh Sweat has a story that most people probably don’t have. According to 247Sports, the sophomore defensive end spoke to young people when he was performing community service about the time he almost lost his leg when he was in high school. Sweat sustained a knee injury — an ACL tear to be exact — that almost caused him to lose part of his leg.

“Some people don’t know that if I damaged the arteries then I could have lost the bottom of my leg,” Sweat said via 247Sports. “My leg was dislocated. It wasn’t like a torn ACL. It was bent at a 45-degree angle.”

Swear took the field as a true freshman last year, even though he says his knee was only at about 85 percent in terms of his recovery from the ACL tear. Even still, And at 85 percent, he was able to rack up  41 tackles, three pass break-ups, three fumble recoveries and an interception. Sweat is expected to be a key contributor for Florida State’s defense this fall.

[H/T: 247Sports]

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