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Terrance Ganaway, 23-year-old running back from DeKalb, Texas, suffered from an enlarged heart in high school that forced him to reconsider playing football. However, his mother Charlor Mae Ganaway, encouraged him to keep playing and he eventually became a record-breaking RB at Baylor University.
As a senior at Baylor last season, Ganaway broke Baylor records for a single-season rushing total and 21 rushing touchdowns. Although college teammate Robert Griffin III was the superstar of the NFL draft this year, Ganaway put up big numbers at the Alamo Bowl, the college football bowl game that Baylor won last season with his help.
While the young RB's mother inspired him to live out his football dreams, she never got to see him make it to Baylor. Charlor died before Ganaway's sophomore year at the University of Houston, so the future NFL player transferred to a Texarkana, a community college that was closer to home.
After losing his mother, Ganaway thought about quitting on his dreams to play football. His father and church minister Joe Ganaway recalled reeling him back into the game with the help of Coach Briles, his former Houston coach that began to coach at Baylor.
"He said, 'Well, I'm just going to give up football.' So he left that fall and came home to DeKalb," Joe said in an NJ.com report. "He got back in touch with Coach Briles, and he said, 'Son, your mother wouldn't want you to quit football.' He stayed focused on what his mother would love for him to do."
Source: Christian Post | Christine Thomasos