BROWNWOOD, Texas — Uriah King was working on a cell tower in Alabama when it failed, and he fell 200 feet. “The way the tower fell, it ripped me down so fast," said the Brownwood junior linebacker. "I remember just supermanning down the tower...just blacked out.”
When he woke up, there was a strong fear. “I thought my back was broken because I couldn’t feel my legs.”
That was not the case, but he did suffer five pelvic fractures and broke his left ankle and right tibia. With all of that, the thought of football still entered his mind right away. “It was immediate because workouts were starting a week after that and I was thinking about that the whole time as soon as I hit the ground...I woke up...just couldn’t play football.”
Uriah was excited for this season and for good reason. "He’s a great kid," said Brownwood Head Football Coach Sammy Burnett. "He’s one of the hardest-working kids we have in our program. We expected him to start for us at outside linebacker."
When asked if he plans on playing football again, the junior said simply, "I will."