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Madden Overcomes

Madden Overcomes

Sam Madden has controlled more than opposing defensive linemen. The NJ OT is conquering a disorder off of the field to become a dominating player on it.

Athletes who reach the highest levels of their sport usually exhibit incredible determination. Sam Madden showed it as a high school freshman. Something was wrong with Madden's drive, however. It was misdirected and over the top. He was diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder. "It's funny. You can look at an athlete and say, "Oh, this guy is obsessed,"" said Dave Madden, Sam's father. "We...

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