"I was probably 90% sure that I was going to be done," he said. "But then I just had a feeling inside, like, that I didn't want to be that guy who was looking back and saying 'oh, I could've made it'."
Hosts David Lindholm and Richard Fleming are also joined by Rapids Senior Director of Youth Development, Brian Crookham, as the new Academy season gets underway.
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