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Achilles Healed - The Devin Hedgepeth Story

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Achilles Healed - The Devin Hedgepeth Story

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Derby native Devin Hedgepeth uses devastating injuries as inspiration

  • From left-to-right Hedgepeth at Derby, Oklahoma State and now. (Derby photo from Kansas Pregame files, Oklahoma State photo courtesy Oklahoma State Athletics, Head shot courtesy Devin Hedgepeth)
    From left-to-right Hedgepeth at Derby, Oklahoma State and now. (Derby photo from Kansas Pregame files, Oklahoma State photo courtesy Oklahoma State Athletics, Head shot courtesy Devin Hedgepeth)

Devin Hedgepeth was an elite defensive back who also excelled in the classroom, and after graduating from Derby High School in 2010 he accepted a football scholarship to Oklahoma State University where he would play his way into a starting role as a true freshman. But three Achilles tendon surgeries later he was forced to walk away from the game he loved and a give up his dream of playing professionally.

Not to be deterred, Hedgepeth finished his Engineering degree, was inducted into the Alpha Pi Mu honor society, reserved for the top 20 percent of OSU's industrial engineering juniors, and accepted a position with a top company.

Now Hedgepeth is using those experiences to inspire others facing challenges through his website (achilleshealed18.com), writing and public speaking.

Check out one of those public speaking engagements in this video:

 

 

Learn more about Devin's journey by visiting his website here.

 

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