High school football: South Summit player paralyzed


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  • The Authority Richfield, UT
    Nov. 2, 2011 12:16 p.m.

    It just makes me physically sick to read about Porter's injury. I hope that he and his family come out of this okay! They have nothing but the fondest wishes and prayers from people!

  • BHSBEAVERS Beaver, Utah
    Oct. 14, 2011 9:21 a.m.

    porter... good luck to your team tonight. we wish them well. we are still praying for a full recovery. the boys in beaver are wearing your number on our helmets tonight to honor you and support you. keep fighting porter

  • SJH Bronco Fan Springville, Utah
    Oct. 13, 2011 8:59 a.m.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Porter, his family and the entire town of Kamas. Having grown up in Blanding I understand how this affects small communities. Porter seems to be a strong, driven individual and these qualities will serve him well in his challenge ahead. I am very hopeful Porter will have a full recovery.

    As far as JSB and Seeking to Understand...UNBELIEVABLE that you would choose this forum to post your negative rants! There is so much more I'd like to say to you but it's not worth my time.

  • histrung2 Orem, UT
    Oct. 12, 2011 10:54 a.m.

    Seeking to understand,

    I highly doubt that you are seeking to understand anything. I would prefer my son playing football rather than the alternative which is causing major issues in cities like West Valley and Rose Park. Many many young men have used football as a means to get away from gangs and other alternatives. Some have been able to get scholarships to an education that they would never have had if it weren't for football. I don't know about you but everything our kids do in life can cause an injury much more severe than football can. Skating, rollerblading, surfing, biking, camping, swimming, driving. So you suggestion would lead me to believe that these activities should be banned to right? 1.5 million kids play football, .0017 percent of them are seriously injured, that means that you have a better chance of getting into an accident or get eaten by a bear then you would getting seriously injured playing football.

    thoughts and prayers go out to young Porter and his family. May the god lord help you walk again. God bless

  • Dennis Harwich, MA
    Oct. 12, 2011 6:11 a.m.

    JSB - May students wouldn't go to school if it were not for the athletic departments. Shall we cut out the FFA just in case a lamb might bump someone down and get hurt? Life is all about overcoming challenge, not avoiding it.

  • Runner Chandler, AZ
    Oct. 11, 2011 6:27 p.m.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your good family at this time. My son recently suffered a spinal cord injury while at school in Utah so I may know a bit of what your family is experiencing. I think there are many different areas to find hope and strength at this time but may I offer just one.

    There is a great talk by Elder Dallin H. Oaks entitled "Miracles" that is in the June 2001 Ensign, you can also find it on the lds.org web site. I don't know if you are LDS or not, but it doesn't matter as I know God loves all of His children and is ready and willing to bless them. Please know that He is a God of miracles and is the same yesterday, today, and forever and that the miracles that we read about in the Bible can and do happen in our day as well.

    May the Lord bless you and your family. We are praying for you.

  • cat fan Oakley, UT
    Oct. 11, 2011 5:40 p.m.

    This story was not meant to bring out the negative in football but to let a community know about a tragic accident that occured to a very strong young man! Accidents happen everyday and no one can do anything to stop them! I would say to those who can't show their support to not say anything at all! The family needs all the prayers and strength they can get! Not all the negativity! Thoughts and prayers are with you always Hancock family!!!

  • bricha lehi, ut
    Oct. 11, 2011 4:52 p.m.

    JSB: I feel like I have a perspective a bit different than many others so I think I can put my two cents in regarding your post. My brother like all of us wrestled in High School, during which he messed up his knee. 3 surgeries and 4 months of bed rest he was finally able to go back to school. Up until his death (obviously not related to playing sports) he suffered knee problems. Do you think he would have changed a thing? Not a one. The things he/I learned in wrestling changed our lives and helped us overcome our hard times.

    Is there risk in high school sports? Definitely. Are the life lessons you learn worth that risk? At least for me I would have to respond with an astounding yes!

  • SailorSam Salt Lake, Utah
    Oct. 11, 2011 3:31 p.m.

    We're all pulling for you Porter and praying for you and your family. Keep your chin up and believe.

  • Buzzman price, utah
    Oct. 11, 2011 2:21 p.m.

    My Grandson, Dominic Rondinelli was the punter on the play where Porter got injured,Certainly our prayers and thoughts are with your family and your speedy recovery.My wife has been in contact with the hospital, trying to get a time where we can come and see Porter during his recovery.I have Coached this game for alot of years and really love it, it is during these times when a young kid gets injured on a freak play, that it really makes us realize how fragile we are.
    Get well soon.

    Sincerely, The Rondinelli Family

    Oct. 11, 2011 12:57 p.m.

    By the way I have seen a lot in this life, I am OLD. Accidents happen and Miracles happen everyday!
    We pray that this young man recovers fully.
    The greatest experiences in life come after the hardest times in our lives. This young man will be stronger, his family will grow closer, and they will know who their friends are. They will know that we all care. No one makes it through this life without some struggles, and there are those who have greater struggles then others.

  • DeltaFoxtrot West Valley, UT
    Oct. 11, 2011 12:42 p.m.

    Life and health are such fragile things. One wrong move can ruin it all. Do what you love, speak your mind and be with people you care about. Live each day with no regrets, for it may be your last.

  • mykaljordan draper, ut
    Oct. 11, 2011 12:13 p.m.

    It seems to me that some parents are looking at highschool football in a whole different way.Being a father of a pretty good football player,we have had our share of injuries and surgeries.Broken arms,broken fingers,torn miniscus etc.But as stated in earlier post,these are accidents and accidents do happen.student-athletes play the game because they love it,its more then just a game to these young men and women.As porters story tells you,this brave young man worked very hard to get where he was and never gave up on his dreams of starting as a varsity player.This just shows you the courage and work ethic he had,and all this begins at home with great parents.IMO playing footbal for this young man was something he did not need to do but wanted to do.I know as a parent although as tragic as this inccident is,with the heart that porter has if he could do it all over agin I know he would.

    Porter you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
    may our Heavenly father bless you to a speedy recovery.

  • swagger Gunnison, UT
    Oct. 11, 2011 12:09 p.m.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Porter and your family during this time. Everyone is now cheering you on through out the whole state of Utah to a full recovery. Injuries are apart of all athletics, but we all hate to see injuries severe like this one. May God Bless you and your family.

  • Samwise Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 11, 2011 11:30 a.m.

    This is a sad incident and I hope he is able to recover. I am glad the Doctors have an optimistic prognosis at this point. It is sad when these things happen to young people.

    With that said, I agree with those who say we should not stop High School football. It is a big part of the life of many High Schoolers. I didn't play in High school because I was too small. But I loved going to the games and watching those who chose to play the game they loved. Accidents happen in everything. My older brother tore his ACL in his junior year, in practice a week before the first game. He is a runner and because his knee never fully healed even after surgery, so it still affects him. But he would not give up playing the years that he did for anything. I know this is not as serious as what happened to Porter, but I wonder if Porter would say the same thing.

    Again, this is a really sad incident and I hope and pray Porter is able to recover fully.

  • justafan Gunnison, Utah
    Oct. 11, 2011 11:19 a.m.

    Our prayers are will your team and family. I hope this brings your team the community and his family together. keep Fighting Porter your life has only began.

  • Retiredsportsbuff TOOELE, UT
    Oct. 11, 2011 10:57 a.m.

    Good luck on your recovery. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Emery football Dad Huntington, UT
    Oct. 11, 2011 10:04 a.m.

    We Wish you the a fast and full recovery. God Bless you.

  • Boys of Fall Fillmore, UT
    Oct. 11, 2011 9:52 a.m.

    I appreciate all those that have shown that even though football is a rough sport, we can't stop our kids from doing everything that may hurt them. I feel bad this forum has become a place for people to voice their anti-football sentiment rather than expressing support for the young man, his family, teamates, coaches, & all those affected by this tragedy.
    My boys play football & though my wife wishes they didn't, she would much rather have them involved in football than wandering the streets. They also participate in 3 other sports. While the other sports have been good for them, football has been the greatest influence in teaching them life lessons they will be able to use in the future.
    As I've heard their coach preach to them a number of times, "There's more to life than football. You boys will face many trials in your life. That's why I make it so hard on you. I want you to think when you are faced with a trial, I made it through Millard football, I can make it through this".

    Keep fighting Porter, you made it through S. Summit football you can make it through this.

  • SB Fan Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 11, 2011 9:49 a.m.

    RE: Seek to Understand...

    You can also die walking to school or choking on your dinner or get cancer... Should we stop doing everything? I am betting for hobbies your family does a lot of arts and crafts... Football teaches a lot of things to kids. I don't have a son on any football team, but if one day my son chooses to play football you can bet I will be his biggest supporter... Tragic things happen to good people for absolutely no reason, it is called an ACCIDENT. Ever watch remember the titans??? He injured himself driving home from a rally, not on the FB field... I bet this boy even though such a terrible thing happened, he was at the highlight of his high school career when he was playing!

    Good Luck Porter my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!!!

    Try to be understanding

  • William Blanding, UT
    Oct. 11, 2011 9:41 a.m.

    In the July 21 issue of this paper there was an article about safe playgrounds and that psychologist are saying that they are doing more harm than good. Yes injuries are less but kids need risk to develop physically and mentally and that always trying to protect them from injury can be harmful. I feel terrible about what happened to this young man. I hope he has full recovery and will keep him in my thoughts and prayers. I will however allow my kids to continue participating in sports, let them ride four wheelers and go out to "hang out" with friends and also keep them in my thoughts and prayers that they will be safe,

  • Me, Myself and I Blanding, UT
    Oct. 11, 2011 9:30 a.m.

    Seek to understand:

    Your screen name is a bit ironic, considering you're not trying to understand a thing about why people play football. Instead you're using a tragic event to wage war against a sport you clearly don't understand at all. Not everyone who plays football ends up with brain injuries. Those who play other non-contact sports sometimes end up with similar injuries as football players. As far as high school activities are concerned there are more participants seriously injured while participating in cheer than any other high school activity(football does have more injuries). The bottom line is there is risk involved in just about any sport or recreational activity. It's up to individuals to access that risk and decide if the enjoyment they derive from that activity is worth the risk. I was lucky I only gave a knee to football and as I get older it bothers me a little more each year, but I wouldn't trade anything for the experiences I had while playing football with me friends and teammates.

  • JSB Sugar City, ID
    Oct. 11, 2011 9:29 a.m.

    The research shows that of the different extracurricular activities, participation in high school athletics give the least bang for the buck than the other extracurricular activities. At a time when there arent a lot of bucks in our public schools, lets put the bucks where they can do the most good. At risk kids can debate, can be in plays, can participate in clubs, can sing in the chorus, etc. And it will do them a lot of good and more kids can be involved. Of course, there is risk in everything (even driving to school), but should the schools be sponsoring sports that unnecessarily place these young men at serious risk of permanent physical or mental damage? Especially when the benefits, if any, are so marginal? My grandson runs cross country and spends a lot of extra hours in training. Hes also an A student taking several AP classes. Because of the demands on his time in X-Country, he must compromise in his studies. Is this a good idea? The coach thinks so. But then, winning is everything,

  • marxist Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 11, 2011 9:19 a.m.

    Having spent five years doing surveillance on spinal cord and traumatic head injuries I can tell you that football just isn't worth the risk. The human body is not designed for this kind of punishment. Did any of you note that Jim McMahon and others are suing the NFL for negligence? Jim says he often goes someplace then can't remember why. Dump football at all levels.

  • Mugabe ACWORTH, GA
    Oct. 11, 2011 9:17 a.m.

    Why in the world do the public schools sponsor inter school sports--especially the rough ones where kids get injured for life?

    I ask the same question. This incident is not the worst that has happened this year, 2011, regarding inter school sports. Young men have actually collapsed and died during practicing in some schools back east. We put too much emphasis on contact sports. The Parent's are as much to blame as the institutions because we want our son's to get hugh pro sports contracts. Or, to get a handsome scholarship to some college.

    Some schools are proposing cutting library expenses, while increasing the budget for contact sports. JSB is right, we should put more emphasis and money into activities that will have long term, positive and uplifting effects on our children than those activities that could, potentially, injure them for life.

    Our prayers go out to the Hancock family.

  • beaverfootball#1 Beaver, Utah
    Oct. 11, 2011 9:16 a.m.

    all you people saying that its the parents fault for letting their kids play sports need to grow up. do you really think that is what this family needs right now? everything we do in life is a risk. it was an accident, accidents happen.

    porter and his family have the prayers from the boys down in beaver. hope you make a full recovery and best of luck to you, your family, and your team this year.

  • Me, Myself and I Blanding, UT
    Oct. 11, 2011 9:14 a.m.

    At times like these there are no rivals, only brothers.

  • USAlover Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 11, 2011 8:56 a.m.

    Hey Porter, you never stop believin'. Spinal cord injuries are all different. Because of your age, you have a better prognosis than most. I'm willing to bet a strong kid like you COULD BE WALKING in a couple years.

    We're all cheering for you. Let us know the good news when it happens!

  • Whoa Nellie American Fork, UT
    Oct. 11, 2011 8:55 a.m.

    I hope, wish and pray the very best for this young man and his family.

    I'm sure glad SSOLDMAN doesn't know me or my kids though. That could be bad luck.

  • nocomment Monroe, UT
    Oct. 11, 2011 8:45 a.m.

    My thoughts and prayers go out to this young man, his family, his friends and his teammates. As a parent of athletes, I have witnessed many injuries, some of them involving my own children, and I can tell you that the things that happen to them, good and bad, help to shape them into the individuals they become. Most athletes play the sports they play because they love it; some of them even live for it. Why do parents let them play? Because athletics can teach them so many things about life! They learn lessons they can use throughout the rest of their lives, such as: motivation, setting goals, the payoff of working hard, responsibility, dependability, dealing with disappointment, humility, caring for others, putting the good of the team first, (later applying to their family), getting along with others, compassion, etc... I would never deny them the opportunity to learn these things or to experience the bad along with the good. As a community, remember to put your arms around the players who were playing with him and against him. They are surely hurting also. I am certain this kid is a fighter, and I'll be cheering him on!

  • terra nova Park City, UT
    Oct. 11, 2011 8:33 a.m.

    The people of Kamas are some of the finest around. I hope they let the rest of us know when they plan to fast for this young man. I cannot imagine that they will not do this. When the time comes, let's unite with them in faith and prayer for this young man. Please let us know about any fast so we can join in calling on the Lord for miracles. Meanwhile our prayers are with you.

  • TheOfficalCall Spanish Fork, UT
    Oct. 11, 2011 8:17 a.m.

    I wish this Young Man all the best, may miracles never cease in his case is my prayer. May Heavenly Father bless you and support your family.

    As a football official I see many tackles, from the description by Coach Parker, this was routine, though none are ever really routine. On any given play a young man or young lady(yes young lady, seen several of them on the FB field) can have tragedy happen to them. That is why I shake my head when MANY Little League coaches, even after they have been told, you can take a Victory Formation or Take a knee, and they still choose to run some dive into the line, off-tackle play, or pass play in order to further prove they are the better team. I SHAKE MY HEAD and you parents should approach that coach after to "GET A CLUE".

    Yes Football can and in many cases does build character, far to often it shows that someone is a character.

    Once again I and my wife wish this young man and his family all the best, and the SSHS community too.

  • dustman Nampa, ID
    Oct. 11, 2011 7:55 a.m.

    Sad. Hope he makes a good recovery.

  • LValfre CHICAGO, IL
    Oct. 11, 2011 7:27 a.m.


    I think you're missing a crucial benefit of playing sports .... it builds character! I can't tell you the discipline, work-ethic, drive, perseverance, and a host of other character traits I took from it. Applied in education and the work force ... they're doing very well for me.

    Another great trait (although not all athletes have it) - Sportsmanship and humbleness! Love those two and the latter is sadly missing in today's Touchdown Dance games.

    Oct. 11, 2011 7:24 a.m.

    There are so many kids that are hurt. We should not let them ride bikes, look at how many kids are killed on bikes. Tens of thousands of kids are killed in cars every year. Never let them go to the doctor or hospital, over forty thousand children die every year from medical mistakes. There are a million ways to get hurt and killed everyday in any activity. I know of a girl who was injured very badly in band. She fell down the stairs at a high school the band was visiting. I also know of a young lady who died during a chior practice from a brain hemorage. I know of a young lady who was killed at a dance competition by running out into the parking lot. I know a young man that got in a fight over a debate competition, and had to have his face reconstructed. Lets end all these activities, someone might get hurt! If you don't want YOUR kid to ever be hurt, just don't have kids. Toddlers walk into tables.

  • hud NA, UT
    Oct. 11, 2011 7:18 a.m.

    @seek to understand

    There's risk in everything. If your philosophy is to completely eliminate everything in your life that has the potential for injury or harm - then lock your kids in your house. Don't let them drive in cars to school, don't let them associate with other kids or any other everyday activity.

    So sad to hear about Porter, hope he has a full recovery.

  • KamUte South Jordan, UT
    Oct. 11, 2011 7:06 a.m.

    Sorry to hear the bad news. Let the community know how they can help. I'm sure they will. We never understand God's plan but he obviously has another reason for allowing this accident to occur.

  • Small Town Utah Rural, UT
    Oct. 11, 2011 6:58 a.m.

    My son was a successful football player his freshman-junior years, but after having had three concussions, he chose not to play this, his senior year. There were also other factors involved but concussions and another injury were the key factors. The pressure for him to play was great but he made the best choice for his short and long term health. He has been looked down on by some of the coaching staff and others because he "let the team down." Some of these "adults" won't speak to him nor acknowlege him and have called him names. He also excells in other sports and could possibly get a scholarship in one of them. Therefore, he is selfish for not playing football and for not "laying it on the line for his team."
    Best wishes for a speedy and full recovery to this young man.

  • nnn redmond, UT
    Oct. 11, 2011 6:57 a.m.

    We should outlaw tripping on sidewalks.

  • Duckhunted highland, utah
    Oct. 11, 2011 4:54 a.m.

    stay strong

  • Duckhunted highland, utah
    Oct. 11, 2011 4:49 a.m.

    i'm a die hard park city fan taylor and ur family ni a
    m so praying for you

  • ExTBird Springville, US-UT
    Oct. 11, 2011 2:46 a.m.

    @ Seek to understand
    Your thought process is irrational. These kids have a MUCH bigger chance of dying in a car accident then they do on a football field. They have a MUCH bigger chance getting seriously injured in a car accident then on a football field.

    (Springville had one of their players killed last year in a car accident)

    Are we also suppose to put a end to our children driving? You could argue that it is more reckless to allow our children to get into metal boxes and go driving off at 30+ miles a hour then it is to let them play football. My point is that we simply can not cut out everything in our children's lives that might put them at risk. While I am sure sometimes we wish we could just lock our kids up to make sure they never get hurt it is completely irrational. We take risks in life. It is called living. These boys do what they love and sometimes they get hurt. Every single one of them KNOWS THE RISK. Lets also not forget most of them are not "children" anymore either. Many are legal adults, or close enough.

  • Seek to understand Sandy, UT
    Oct. 11, 2011 1:06 a.m.

    When will the carnage end? When will we stop allowing our children to ruin their health, and often their lives, for football? Probably not until the litigation rises to the level that the schools and teams simply cannot afford it. I pray that day comes soon.

    The CAT scans of football players tell the story of the brain damage done. Not to mention the many other physical injuries carried through life. Please, don't let your children play football. There are many other sports that will have the same impact on their character development and athleticism.

    Football must end. Adults must wake up. Is any sport really worth our childrens' lives and health? I hope all parents would answer no to that question.

  • ExTBird Springville, US-UT
    Oct. 11, 2011 12:53 a.m.

    Horrible accident. Football is a rough sport, but it never makes it any easier when you see a young man seriously injured. I hope he makes a full recovery, and someday holds a football in his hands again.

    You don't cut out what is a huge part of the high school experience because of fear. All sports come with a certain level of risk, but at the end of the day it is the players choice. Football is a part of our countries history, and cutting it out just because someone might get hurt is cowardice. Porter got injured doing what he loves. Every single player out there steps on to that field knowing something like this is a possibility. They do it anyway for a love of the game. Their fans go every week to support, and share in that same love. Watching a community come together to support their football team is a beautiful thing. It would be a tragic day if that ever stopped.

  • tigerfan HURRICANE, UT
    Oct. 10, 2011 11:59 p.m.

    You're preaching to the wrong crowd my friend. Watch the KBYU documentary Uintah United and you'll see how Coach Kilburn united an entire community through his football, boxing, baseball and Boy Scout Program. It might have worked the same with having those rough boys participating in debate but I doubt it. To address your comment on long term success, I certainly think the group that plays sports incorporate far more "at risk" kids than the debate team. I've never heard of a kid not being able to compete in the orchestra because he was academically ineligible.

  • Wildebeest Saint George, Ut
    Oct. 10, 2011 11:49 p.m.

    I felt aweful when I heard the news. I just want you to know that I am praying for a full recovery. Faith will pull you through, God Bless!

  • mykaljordan draper, ut
    Oct. 10, 2011 10:46 p.m.

    Thoughts and prayers go out to this brave and hardworking young man from us here at JD. may heavenly father continue to bless you and your family during this rough time.Heaven father has a plan for you as he does for all os us children.you are in our prayers.although we have not met you are my brother,stay strong and be blessed..

    from #55 JD

  • JSB Sugar City, ID
    Oct. 10, 2011 10:45 p.m.

    Why in the world do the public schools sponsor inter school sports--especially the rough ones where kids get injured for life? This paralysis is not an isolated incident but because of the seriousness of it, it gets a lot of press. What about kids who get concussions where the effects of it don't show up for several years later? What about the messed up knees, etc. I realize that some athletes get inflated egos from their participation, but is that healthy? Of all the different extra curricular activities, interschool sports is the poorest predictor of long terms success. When was the last time someone got injured in a debate meet? Or in a theater production? Or writing for the school paper? Or as part of the school orchestra or choral group? These students don't get as much "press" but participation in these activities is a much better predictor of long term success than participation in athletics. And, a school's athletic budget is much greater than the other extra curricular activities. The state ought to drop athletics and focus education dollars where they can do the most good.

  • Justmythoughts Richfield, UT
    Oct. 10, 2011 7:19 p.m.

    We are thinking of the Hancock family and hope that all will be well.

  • SJBroncoFan Blanding, UT
    Oct. 10, 2011 5:48 p.m.

    There are no words that help. Know that we are thinking of you and praying for you.

  • TheAtheist SLC, UT
    Oct. 10, 2011 5:37 p.m.

    A truly unfortunate event, I wish you and your family be best in conquering this. :)

  • Eagle Dad Fillmore, UT
    Oct. 10, 2011 5:33 p.m.

    Just wanted to let you know that the thoughts and prayers of Millard High are with you.

    From Millard High's FB page:

    Millard High School would like to extend our thoughts and concern for injured/paralyzed S. Summit football player, Porter Hancock. We wish the very best for this young man and his family.

  • Boys of Fall Fillmore, UT
    Oct. 10, 2011 4:44 p.m.

    Just heard about this and it breaks my heart. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • yankees27 Heber, Utah
    Oct. 10, 2011 4:40 p.m.

    Wow, very sad. However, we've watch SuperDale (Lawrence) make great strides in improving, so miracles can and do happen. Thoughts are with the whole SS team and especially the family.

  • Goldendomer Holladay, UT
    Oct. 10, 2011 4:06 p.m.

    May God bless and keep the Hancock family during this difficult time.

    I think I can speak for every Skyline Eagle out there when I say our thoughts and prayers will be with you.

    Stay strong and God bless...

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Oct. 10, 2011 4:00 p.m.

    Very sad. Hope he recovers. Lots of prayers for his family. Football is a violent sport.

  • greenandwhite kamas, ut
    Oct. 10, 2011 2:48 p.m.

    Not only does a school and community come together at times like these, but even rivals pull together. Thank you me myself and I. its easy to love and console a friend. It takes real people to pray and console a rival. THANK YOU

  • tigerfan HURRICANE, UT
    Oct. 10, 2011 2:26 p.m.

    Our prayers are with you from down South. Just hearing the description of Hancock's work ethic tells me this kid will do great no matter what the outcome is.
    God Bless!

  • Me, Myself and I Blanding, UT
    Oct. 10, 2011 1:59 p.m.

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the Hancock family. I hope and pray this young man makes a full recovery. It sounds like he's a worker and a fighter and doesn't stop short of his goals. With his winning attitude he'll go far in life no matter the trials.

  • fbfan SLC, UT
    Oct. 10, 2011 1:18 p.m.

    SAD! SAD! SAD! I am sure I speak for all. The entire high school sports community, and all of humanity give our thoughts, prayers, and wish all the best to this young man and his family.
    We all hate to see anything like this ever!
    Stand strong!

  • picky Heber City, UT
    Oct. 10, 2011 1:08 p.m.

    I hate hearing storys about injuries that affect not 1 but a whole familys life, I am not a football fanatic I have a hard time watching these kids go out and take a beating that can injure themselves for life but at the same time you can't take away from what a kid loves to do. Our family is praying for the Hancock family we wish you the best with a full recovery long or short who cares just a full recovery!

  • mcmjonesmom OAKLEY, UT
    Oct. 10, 2011 1:03 p.m.

    Jill, Porter, Chy, Bry, Kirsten, Uncle Dick & Aunt Charlotte & families-
    Please know our thoughts, prayers, and concerns are with you and your families at this time. Please let us know if we can do anything to help at all. May the Lord bless you and help you to be strong. We are praying for you all.
    Sending you our thoughts and love- Joe & Amanda Jones Family