It was a comeback that brought Woodberry Forest (Va.)
coach Clinton Alexander to tears. And his team didn't even win.
Alexander along with a nation was inspired to witness the return of his quarterback Jacob Rainey
, who wore a prosthetic right leg during a 28-19 loss to Benedictine (Richmond, Va.)
Rainey had severed an artery last season during a preseason game last season, causing partial amputation of his right leg.
His fight back to the team's home field Friday was nothing short of miraculous. He played a single series in the first quarter, led his team to a touchdown drive and was 1-for-1 for five yards. According to the Charlottesville Daily Progress
, Rainey wasn't hit during the one series, which was a good thing Alexander said.
“It made me cry,” he told the newspaper. “I still don’t believe it. He did such a nice job. For me, he
was just exorcising the demons of what happened.
“I was scared to death (seeing him in the game). I
don’t want to see anything else happen to him."
Here is a look at Rainey on game day.