View Full Version : football and baseball star donates bone marrow before National Championship

06-01-2010, 05:51 PM
http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/college/2009/12/20/2009-12-20_star_of_villanovas_fcs_title_may_help_save_.htm l

This guy was 6th in the nation with .443 batting average as a catcher, runs a 4.3 to 4.4 in the 40, plays running back, WR, kick returner, punt returner, and wildcat QB. Won numerous football awards as well, including MVP of the championship game. Could be a 2nd-3rd round pick in the NFL draft or a late first-second round pick in MLB draft. Already interviewed with Phillies, Yankees, and Red Sox.

Right before the national championship game he donated bone marrow, which is supposed to be incredible painful, to save an 15 month old person's life. There was a good chance it would cost him the chance to play.

"All Szczur did in the big game was gain 159 yards on 14 carries, score two touchdowns, catch four passes for 68 yards, throw in 43 more yards on kick returns."

From another article:

"Szczur's achievements on the baseball field this spring are that much more impressive considering he missed one-fourth of the Wildcats games due to donating bone marrow to a 19-month old leukemia patient. Szczur underwent a procedure to donate peripheral blood cells and was unavailable to play from April 30-May 16. Upon his return to the lineup on May 20, Szczur promptly hit the first pitch he swung at for a home run, just as he had done in his last at-bat prior to the procedure on April 28."

Now that's alpha.

06-01-2010, 05:56 PM
too bad we don't hear about these kind of actions in the main-stream media more often


06-01-2010, 05:58 PM
Pretty crazy stuff. There are definitely still some good people out there.

06-10-2010, 08:44 PM
Bump. Dude was drafted in the 5th round by the Cubs even though he was rated as the #22 overall player (teams got scared off by the fact that he might not sign and play football instead, which he was considering).

The Cubs told him they were gonna give him a low contract because of where he was drafted and because he is ineligible to enter the draft again (already been drafted twice). They thought they had him cornered into signing a cheap deal for them. He told them to shove it, he's going back to school lulz.