Navy's Barnes is a student-athlete role model

March 29, 2008
By Maria Burns Ortiz
On June 14, 2003, Evan Barnes' dream of playing collegiate soccer almost ended. The then-incoming Naval Academy freshman collided with a concrete pylon going 70 miles per hour in his car. The details of what followed are prefaced by Barnes with a "supposedly," as he remembers nothing immediately after the crash.

It took emergency responders 20 minutes to cut him out of the car using the jaws of life, and then he was taken by helicopter to the Ohio State Medical Center. His ...

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