"How stupid is our country?"
In all the years that I've followed HSFB, Max was one of the most fascinating players I've ever seen. Almost the perfect offensive lineman. As a sophomore I could see he was a D1 prospect. As a senior I thought his NFL career was a given. He was simply an excellent athlete who grew to 300 pounds. Wherever Santa Margarita wanted to run the ball, they would just move Max to that point on the offensive line. It gave away the intent, but it made no difference. You could not stop him.
Starting OT as a freshman at SC and a projected first rounder until he hurt his knee and I don't think he ever recovered. He was a great one and could have been a great one in the NFL had he stayed healthy. I only met the young man once and I was impressed. Others knew him much better and were similarly impressed.
A professional career lost and a young life lost. Things like this make you count your blessings and bow your head for God's less fortunate creatures.....................................Luca