CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) -- Just about a year ago, terrifying news came out.

Illinois defensive lineman Bobby Roundtree was in a battle for his life after a swimming accident in Florida.

Fast forward to 2020 and Roundtree is exceeding expectations.

He's lifting, doing push ups and wheeling himself around in a wheelchair.

While doing this, he's inspiring not only his team but the community around him.

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