During his junior season, Miami Hurricanes receiver Phillip Dorsett went down with a knee injury against North Carolina. He suffered a partially torn MCL and missed five games, but initially the fears were that the injury was more severe.

"When I was walking off the field, I'd seen my mom crying," Dorsett says. "As soon as I see my mom cry, I had a panic attack. I went into the shower. I couldn't breathe. I was trying to breathe, but it was a real shortness of breath. I never had that feeling before. That was the worst day of my life."

One of the best days of his life is expected to be this week. Dorsett, known for his speed, is projected to be a first-round pick in the NFL draft. (UPDATE: The Indianapolis Colts selected Dorsett with the 29th overall pick Thursday.) Here is his story of how he became an elite prospect, in his own words:

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