Frenship standout overcomes ACL tear, at-large berth to medal at state

AUSTIN– Adam Hood ticked off the odds against him getting a medal at state, and he didn’t even mention perhaps the biggest obstacle. Whatever. It's not as if anything stopped him. 

Hood’s storybook senior season ended Friday in Mike A. Myers Stadium with a bronze medal draped around his neck for a third-place finish in the Class 4A boys shot put.

“I really don’t know what to feel right now,” the Frenship standout said. “I went from being a wild card getting third in our region, maybe not even expecting to be here, to getting third in the state. I don’t even know what to say right now.”

There’s also the fact Hood suffered a torn anterior cruciate knee ligament in Frenship’s final football game, then competed all track season with a knee brace. He put off surgery hoping he’d have something to show for it.

“Most people wouldn’t even want to compete with this injury,” Hood said. “I just knew I had to do it for my team and for myself. I had to prove to myself that I could do it.

“And thank God for Dr. (Jason) Ramsey. He gave me that chance.”

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