Arkansas Democrat Gazette VIDEO: Rogers High's Lockhart overcoming adversity
Per Arkansas Democrat Gazette
Aaron Lockhart admitted he considered quitting football several times after being diagnosed with diabetes more than three years ago.
He was an undersized 180-pound offensive lineman, struggling to add weight and strength as a sophomore. Lockhart was flipped to the defensive line last year and finally saw some varsity snaps near the end of the season, but he still had some of the same issues weighing only a shade over 200 pounds.
Finally, he added some weight and strength during the offseason prior to his senior year and a visit with Rogers High coach Mike Loyd helped him to decide to finish what he started.
"After my sophomore and junior year, I thought I was just gonna ride the bench," Lockhart said. "I thought if I'm just gonna ride the bench and deal with this stuff it maybe wasn't worth it.
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