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Fearless and faithful, Clemson’s Justyn Ross is ready to make the most of his second chance

Let’s celebrate for a bit. Let’s feel good for one of the best wide receivers in the country.

Justyn Ross is playing again. That should be enough for now, but it isn’t. Not only is Ross playing, he is a Preseason All-America selection.

Clemson is delighted, of course. Ross’ return from potentially devastating surgery could have impacted his quality of life. Never mind the Tigers got to the College Football Playoff semifinals last season without him. That’s not the point at all.

Ross returning at all is an admirable accomplishment considering he came coming close to never playing again. Last summer, Ross was lost for the season due to a congenial neck and spine condition. It was nine months ago that coach Dabo Swinney assured fans that Ross would be back in 2021, but there is an aperture between being back and being a Preseason All-American.

Ross, a 6-foot-4 junior

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Husky football great Fred Forsberg, a family man and a fearless enforcer, dies at 76

By the time he died on Jan. 26, Fred Forsberg was no longer six-plus feet of unfiltered ferocity. His knees were shot. His memory was muddled. His body was irreparably busted, mangled by the love of an unmerciful game.

“You name a health issue, and he probably had it going on,” his son, Jeff Forsberg, told The Times this week.

Forsberg — who his Husky teammates lovingly called “Fantastic Freddie” — died at age 76, primarily of heart failure.

The same heart never failed him on a football field.

“He was unique — just a larger-than-life character, out of a comic book almost,” said Jeff, who added that his father’s death was not COVID-related. “He was tough as nails. Just loved — loved — the game. He had tons of health problems later on in life, mostly caused by the game. His last three years, there was memory loss. We

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