Nobody is looking forward to the college football season more than cornerback Carson Bird.
The senior cornerback at Air Force is back healthy after suffering a neck injury last October. Bird was carted off the field after he was involved in a helmet-to-helmet hit vs. BYU. "It was really scary when they were unscrewing my helmet," remembers Bird.
His teammates remember the horror of the moment too. Bobby Giannini recalls shedding tears when Bird was taken off on a stretcher.
But its a new season and Bird says the injury no longer bothers him physically or mentally.
"I am a lot better than I ever have been," says Bird.
AFA head coach Troy Calhoun agrees. He says Bird is one of the most improved players since spring practice.
Bird likely will start at cornerback when the Falcons open the season on September 1st against South Carolina State.