The dreams began almost immediately.
In them, Will Likely III was running, fast and always effortlessly, as he did for more than three seasons on the Maryland football team. The dreams would each end the same way — abruptly. Likely would wake up in a darkened room, his right knee still hurting, his college career still over.
"For about two weeks straight, every day I dreamed about either running or just playing football," Likely recalled. "It was crazy, like the first time it happened, it just felt like weird, I woke up and I tried to move, I looked at my leg and it was like, 'I can't even move.'"
They happened nearly from the day Likely left...