COLBY JORGENSEN, sophomore linebacker with BYU, collided with an offensive player in practice on 8/11/15 and lay motionless on the turf for 20 minutes with a broken neck and a slipped disc. After being attended to by team medical personnel, he underwent emergency surgery later that day for a fracture-dislocation of the cervical spine and had 2 rods inserted in the front and back of his neck. “It was pretty close,” his brother, Austen, said. “He’s pretty lucky he didn’t end up paralyzed. I guess it was resting against his spinal cord.” Austen said the family has seen more than its share of serious injuries, including Colby having to recover from a shredded spleen while in high school at Timpview that could’ve killed him. Colby was married to his wife Lydia just a week prior. He’s now facing a 6-month recovery process.–“BYU football linebacker Colby Jorgensen’s emergency surgery goes well after neck fracture”, HeraldExtra.com 8/12/15, Jared Lloyd. “BYU’s Jorgensen suffers serious neck injury, undergoes successful surgery”, DeseretNews.com 8/12/15, Jeff Call.