January 16, 2007

Paskorz tries to get back up to speed

For Steve Paskorz, the past several months haven't gone so well.

The 6-foot-1, 215-pound linebacker from Pittsburgh, Pa., suffered a season-ending hamstring injury in October that limited his physical activity to upper body weight training. That's hardly the ideal way to prepare for a college football career, but Paskorz had no choice.

"It's been kind of depressing," Paskorz said. "I'm used to playing three sports and being very active. It was depressing; I just went to the gym and worked on my upper body to stay active."

The dark days are over. His doctor cleared Paskorz to resume normal training last week.

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