"Cheerleader turned defensive back hopes to play football at Franklin College"
Hope Nelson is a freshman student football coach for Franklin College
Nelson's goal is to play at Franklin next season as a sophomore. For spring practices, she will suit up with the guys.
Once at the hospital, Nelson [who was three years old] was rushed into surgery. Doctors filled her eye with saline and water. It plumped back up. The surgeon put 21 stitches in her ruptured eye.
Her eye looked better afterward, cosmetically. But it didn’t work. Doctors told her parents the devastating news. Nelson would be blind in her right eye.