|Former App State O-Linemen Named Scottish Athlete of the Games at Highland Games|
|Written by Adam Hicks|
|Sunday, 12 July 2009 13:38|
30-year-old Larry Brock, a former Appalachian State football player and current assistant football coach at Myers Park High School in Charlotte, was named the 2009 Grandfather Mountain Highland Games Scottish Athlete of the Games.
According to Kristen Pickeral of Grandfather Mountain, Brock won out of a field that included five of the top 12 ranked Highland Games athletes in the country.
Pickerall explained Brock sprained his ankle about halfway through the games while participating in the hammer toss. Brock said playing on the App State offensive line helped prepare him to play through injuries. Brock said, “I learned to play through pain at ASU. I once played with a broken leg.”
This is Brock’s second overall games victory at Grandfather and he’s the fourth-ranked Scottish athlete in the country.
(Photo courtesy of Helen Hopper)
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