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Severe Leg Injury Doesn't Stop Rainey From Joining UVA Football Team

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Over a year ago, Woodberry Forest Quarterback, Jacob Rainey, went down with a severe leg injury that led to his right leg having to be amputated.

Friday, he accepted an offer to join Mike London and the Cavalier Football Team as a walk-on.

Rainey probably couldn't imagine he'd ever get a chance to play college football - but he was wrong.

Virginia had been recruiting the 6'3'', 213-pound Rainey before his devastating injury, along with several other division 1 programs.

Rainey now has a prosthetic leg.

Amazingly he came back to play his senior season at Woodberry Forest and even threw a couple touchdowns.

Rainey says the University of Virginia has really supported him and feels UVA is a good fit for him.

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