In this photo taken Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2011, University at Albany defensive lineman Eddie Delaney, right, gets taped up by trainer Joe Tegnander before NCAA college football practice in Albany, N.Y. Delaney was born without a left hand. He also wears an insulin pump to control the Type 1 diabetes, but has twice made second-team, all-league in the Northeast Conference of the Football Championship Subdivision. ( (AP Photo/Mike Groll))
October 15, 2011 6:00:22 AM PDT
By JOHN KEKIS AP Sports Writer
ALBANY, N.Y. - October 15, 2011 --
As an eager freshman at Albany, Eddie Delaney and his father walked into the university's football office five years ago and asked for a shot at the team.