Pine Bluffs Post - Serving all of Eastern Laramie County since 1908

New Equipment for a local Athlete


October 11, 2018

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While in Nashville for his leg fitting, Derik was able to practice with two high school teams to test the leg on the line. Derik also received a new pair of shoes from Fleet Feet. Derik crossed paths again with Addrian Frederick who he met at Texas Longhorns football camp in 2016. Frederick, who played safety for University of Louisville Wabash College, put Derik through four training sessions in the new leg and taught him more efficient ways to play.

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