James Franklin flew to Virginia to tell his prized offensive lineman that his football career was finished.
But that his life was quite possibly saved.
The Penn State head coach broke the harsh football news in person to offensive tackle Nana Asiedu and his parents in their Stafford-area home — days before he graduated from high school and then arrived in State College to begin his freshman year.
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The ordeal began this spring when Asiedu underwent typical medical testing for all incoming football players