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NDSU’s Colville walking away from football


After four surgeries and the prospect of another one, Josh Colville’s right knee gave him two words of advice: That’s enough.

The starting center on the North Dakota State football team was forced to give up the game after two seasons, the result of a bone defect that caused him nothing but problems throughout his career. He said he thought about quitting prior to last season, but decided to give it one more shot.

“And it got so swollen and painful,” he said.

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Jeff Kolpack
Jeff Kolpack covers North Dakota State athletics, the Fargo Marathon and golf for The Forum. His blog can be accessed at On the radio, Kolpack & Izzo sports talk show runs from 9-11 a.m. every Saturday morning. April through August, the WDAY Golf Show with Jeff Kolpack runs from 8-9 a.m.