In 2009, Danny MacAskill lit up overnight with the YouTube release of his Inspired Bicycles part. At 23, he'd emerged as the face of street trials riding, a blend of BMX and mountain bike in urban environments. It was visionary and it was bone-breaking, and he'd just broken himself pretty badly.
It seems impossible now, but student-athletes were once students before they were athletes. And one of the coaching staff's main problems was to make sure their players stayed active over the summer. Training camp was only two weeks long, not nearly long enough to whip them into shape if they weren't already fit.