Column: As the disc turns

Column: As the disc turns

Standing 6 feet 4 inches tall, he could be a football team’s wide receiver or a basketball center protecting the lane. But sophomore psychology major Will Neff is none of those things.

He devotes his time to something else instead: A whirly, twirly piece of plastic.

Ever since elementary school Neff has been a longtime Ultimate Frisbee player. The sport, often characterized by tie-dye clad, Birkenstock-wearing hippies, has been very good to him.

Neff, in turn, has been good to the game, and won’t let anyone else bring him down.

“The preconceptions people have with Ultimate are something I’ve had to deal with since high school,” Neff said. “People just gave it no respect. I learned to just believe and take pride in the fact that I worked really hard at it.”

Neff is a rarity among the landscape of standouts. There isn’t a lick of a “me-first” attitude in the soul of the bushy-haired athlete. He loves the game – and more importantly, he loves how the game affects his life.

“It’s an opportunity for me to completely forget about anything else going on, and just play on the kind of subconscious level almost and really just lose my mind and get out there,” Neff said.

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