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Stunned, but Not Stopped

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Even with having to lug around a bum arm for two weeks after a painful stinger, redshirt freshman defensive tackle Eriks Briedis has started to become a complete player, an attribute he hopes will thrust him into the two-deep depth chart on next season's defensive line.

MADISON - Freshman Eriks Briedis wasn't having fun sitting on the sidelines, but his mid-season neck injury might have been the best thing that happened to the redshirt defensive tackle in 2009. Briedis still isn't sure what happened, as his entire arm went numb after a practice, resulting in test that diagnosed a neck stinger that came with some limited nerve damage, forcing him to the...

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