Bigelow Injured in Camp Action

On the combine circuit, Tavius Bigelow had intrigued many college recruiters with his times and performances. Bigelow had hoped to turn that intrigue into scholarship offers when college coaching staffs received a closer look at him during camp workouts.

However, on the second day of North Carolina's three-day camp held from June 8th to 10th, Bigelow sustained an injury that will keep him away from the field for almost three months.

"I was going in to deflect the ball during a 7-on-7 game and my hand went into someone's helmet and all of sudden my right index finger was out of place," said Bigelow. "I'll miss 12 weeks, but it's just dislocated real bad."

Before the injury, Bigelow, a 5-foot-11, 176-pound defensive back from Burlington (N.C.) Williams, was drawing interest from Louisville, Boston College, North Carolina, and Wake Forest. Although none of those schools have pulled away after the injury, the Demon Deacons have definitely continued with their recruiting efforts.

"I talked to Coach [Jeff] Mullen from Wake Forest letting him know why I wasn't able to make it to their one-day camp," said Bigelow. "He told me he was glad to hear from me and stuff and that he hopes I feel better. He also said I could try to attend another camp at Wake on July 17th."

Bigelow will make an attempt to attend the July 17th one-day camp, but isn't sure of his level of participation.

During both the Shrine Bowl and All-American Combines, Bigelow recorded some of the days' best times. In Charlotte at the Shrine Bowl Combine, Bigelow posted a 4.47-second 40-yard dash, 4.28-second 20-yard shuttle, and vertically jumped 28.8 inches.

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