Huntley Project linebacker Koni Dole has always loved the game of football.
"I've been playing since I was young, and it's something I've wanted to do my whole life," said Dole.
But the senior broke his leg the last game of his junior season, and had to have surgery. In what was supposed to be a routine operation, it lasted two weeks. Because doctors messed up the surgery, half of Koni's right leg had to be amputated.
"I didn't really know it was a mess up at the time I found out a few weeks after I got out I thought it was bad luck or something it just happened," said Dole.
Koni was frustrated, but put it all behind him.
"I was angry but you can't focus on the past you just have to move forward."
Post surgery, Koni was back to business.
"After they amputated my leg, I was back in the weight room I just knew I had I had a certain amount of time to be back like I wanted to be walking at a certain time the doctors just told me I couldn't do this I couldn't do that," said Dole.
Koni is the same guy after the injury, which means he has a strong work ethic.
"Nothing's really changed I've worked just as hard before this and I think that helped me with this injury when it came to it I've always had that mindset of outworking someone," said Dole.
He still has the dream of playing football in college.
"I think I will I know I will I just have to keep working hard and anything's possible."