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RISE Above: Bill Marnich Jr.

Updated: October 14, 2009, 11:42 AM ET
By Brian A. Giuffra

When Bill Marnich Jr. straps on his shoulder pads and buckles up his helmet, he's doing more than preparing for a football game. The Ringgold (Monongahela, Pa.) senior offensive lineman is proving he has no limitations.

Born with a defect that prevented the bones below his left knee from growing correctly, Marnich plays football with a below-the-knee prosthetic left leg. He's broken the prosthetic too many times to count, has torn his ACL and ...

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