LeSean McCoy has blossomed into one of the best running backs in the NFL. In 2011 McCoy broke several longstanding franchise records, and through 11 games this year he is leading the NFL in rushing yards. In a league in which very few running backs can produce consistently, McCoy has proven himself elite.

But his success wasn't always a given.

During his senior year of high school in 2005, McCoy suffered a compound fracture in his right ankle. McCoy, one of the top recruits in the country at the time, was devastated by his injury. His grades slipped and several colleges stopped showing interest. On the advice of his brother, former NFL wide receiver LeRon McCoy, LeSean transferred schools. He enrolled at Milford Academy for a year, focusing on school work and rehab.

After graduating from Milford McCoy went on to Pitt, where he starred as a freshman. The rest is history.

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