In the winter and spring of 2013 Marcus Rios, the UCLA cornerback by way of Cosumnes Oaks High School, was in the midst of a 10-week stay in a Los Angeles hospital. Scores of physicians from across the country filed in to try to comprehend a rare and exceedingly aggressive fungal infection that was slowly eroding Rios’ body. One doctor told Rios he may not survive; he did, and began his comeback to college football.
In the winter and spring of 2013 Marcus Rios, the UCLA cornerback by way of Cosumnes Oaks High School, was in the midst of a 10-week stay in a Los Angeles hospital. Scores of physicians from across the country filed in to try to comprehend a rare and exceedingly aggressive fungal infection that was slowly eroding Rios’ body. One doctor told Rios he may not survive; he did, and began his comeback to college football. Randy Pench rpench@sacbee.com
In the winter and spring of 2013 Marcus Rios, the UCLA cornerback by way of Cosumnes Oaks High School, was in the midst of a 10-week stay in a Los Angeles hospital. Scores of physicians from across the country filed in to try to comprehend a rare and exceedingly aggressive fungal infection that was slowly eroding Rios’ body. One doctor told Rios he may not survive; he did, and began his comeback to college football. Randy Pench rpench@sacbee.com
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Hometown Report: Marcus Rios healthy and happy to return to action with UCLA football team

October 17, 2014 05:00 AM

UPDATED October 18, 2014 10:05 AM

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