There is a new definition for toughness. It involves wearing jersey No. 34 because your original No. 11 had to be cut off by paramedics.
We don't recommend trying to duplicate this one.
When Erie running back B.J. Jensen and teammate Andrew Campbell collided while trying to block an extra-point Oct. 12 at Holy Family, the contest was halted while the tandem was attended to. A return to the gridiron for either player was a distant afterthought after both were whisked away by ambulance and Jensen's jersey was torn to shreds.
Jensen suffered a cracked sternum and tore cartilage in his chest area. Campbell, a lineman, endured cracked ribs. Each returned two weeks later for a 49-0 win against Thomas Jefferson.
Jensen was debuting his new road No. 34 against Centaurus on Friday night, his second game back, and carried 12 times for 48 yards.
"I was supposed to be back next week (Nov. 9), but I like football," Jensen said.
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