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It's about heart

Grant Wistrom epitomized great effort

When the final list came out, the 5A-first-team All-State roster in Texas, the most productive state in the country in terms of putting out Division 1 football players, defensive tackle Thaddeus Randle was at the top. But when you ask the Husker commit how he got there, he won't enthrall you with descriptions about his size, strength or technique. He says it's all about heart.

Effort is a hard thing to gauge for most people. They often look at the scoreboard at the end of the game, and if it was a blowout favoring their team, the players competed with high energy. If it's tilted the other way, they didn't play as hard as they should. That's a rough way to decide what every player is doing, and according to a former player for Nebraska, especially when talking about the...

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