April 23, 2004
If Khiawatha Downey were just a small-school prospect, you could stick him in the sleeper category and leave it at that. But the 6-foot-4, 330-pound guard from Pennsylvania's Indiana University has multiple sclerosis, a degenerative disease that affects the central nervous system.
Downey, who was suspended from Pitt's football team for violating rules, was diagnosed with the disease right around the same time.
His best chance of making the NFL will come as either a late-round pick,
or an undrafted free agent, but you have to hope he gets a shot somewhere.
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