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Derek McCartney matures from personal loss, injury to lead Colorado football

Oct 14, 2017
Colorado outside linebacker Derek McCartney, the grandson of legendary Buffs coach Bill McCartney, has overcome some major obstacles during his time in Boulder. After enduring a season-ending injury in 2016 and the death of his longtime girlfriend in 2014, the senior has emerged a more mature person to help guide the program in 2017.