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CSU Football’s Barry Wesley Recalls Harrowing Experience of Being Held at Gunpoint

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Barry Wesley is comfortable on the football field.

“For me, football is a game of friends and family,” said Wesley, a redshirt junior on the CSU football team. “Obviously, it’s strategy to some other people, it’s entertainment (to others). But for me, it’s just going out there and having fun.”

Tuesday, Wesley walked onto Sonny Lubick Field at Canvas Stadium for the first time in awhile. It’s where he said great memories have been forged with his teammates.

It’s also the place the 21-year-old shared details from the darkest day of his life.

“I remember standing in front of my teammates. I was looking at my roommates and I could see the tears in their eyes. And it made me tear up,” said Wesley. “It made me think about all the memories and the connections that we shared together. And the possibility of me not being here and being able to make more.”

A few months ago, the 6-foot-6, 300-pound offensive lineman took a summer job as a door-to-door roofing salesman. On June 11, while working in Loveland, he said he and a supervisor were approached by a man with a gun.

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