Posted On: 08/22/17 11:00 PM

Sometimes it takes getting something taken away from you for you to appreciate it. When Breck quarterback David Roddy went down with an injury mid-way through the 2016 season, he didn't get down on himself. He used the time to get better physically but more importantly – mentally.

Breck's football season was not as successful as Roddy expected.

"It was a tough year," Roddy admitted. "I didn't expect it to turn out that way. I am very excited about this year. All the pieces are coming together."

Roddy feels the defense will be the strength of this year's team.

"We have a great core of linebackers and defensive backs. Everybody is solid on defense – it keeps improving."

Last season Roddy played both ways – until he went down with an injury.

"In the third game, I sprained my ACL. I was out for four games."

All things considered, rehab was smooth.

"I was doing a lot of work with my hips," Roddy explained. "I was on the bike to keep my conditioning up. My dad and I would swim – paddling

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