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Wednesday, October 15, 2003

Westports Sean Mulcahy Doubtful? DonҒt Count on It

UConn tackle Sean Mulcahy of Westport is officially listed as doubtful because of a neck injury for Saturdays game at Kent State,

But Mulcahy insisted Tuesday there is no doubt in his mind whether he will play, according to the Middletown Press.

Mulcahy has played in all 41 games during his UConn career, including 33 straight starts.

“ItҒs about to be 34,” Mulcahy, a tri-captain, told the newspaper. “Im not being stopped. IҒm an iron man.”

He was injured in the second half and didnt finish the game in the HuskiesҒ 31-24 loss Saturday at North Carolina State.

Mulcahy was half-joking when he called himself an iron man. But being a jokester and a model of how to improve into a standout player are things that he will leave as his legacy when his playing days at UConn (4-3) are over five games from now, the report said.

“He is a unique individual, a fine individual, because of what hes done since heҒs been here,” UConn coach Randy Edsall said. “Football is important to him, but he also does well academically, and he has a great personality.”

Mulcahy arrived at UConn from Staples High in Westport as a 6-foot-6, 245-pound player with plenty to say, something that rubbed his teammates and Edsall the wrong way at times.

“He came here at 6-6, 245 pounds and is now 6-6, 295,” Edsall told the newspaper. “When he first came here he was arrogant, immature, thought he knew it all. Now, through the maturation process and appreciation, you really see a guy that has gone from a kid to a man. Its a credit to him.”

Mulcahy also has developed into a legitimate pro prospect. Edsall said all 32 NFL teams have inquired about him this fall.


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