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Syracuse RB Devante McFarlane opens up about depression

Devante McFarlane is now Syracuse's starting running back, but his path there was far from perfect.

In a wide-ranging story reported by Syracuse.com's Nate Mink, McFarlane opens up about his battle with depression, along with his less-than-ideal living conditions while growing up.

"When you're depressed, you don't want to see anybody or talk to anybody or be around anybody," Devante said, according to Syracuse.com. "You just want to sleep and be in the dark. I didn't want to be around anybody, because I felt like I was either bothering them, or I felt like I was just in the way."

McFarlane recalls a panic attack he had at MetLife Stadium prior to Syracuse's 2013 opener against Penn State. And he discusses the support he has gotten from the Orange after opening up to teammates.

It is a tremendously well-reported story. And definitely an important one, too.