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Former Seminole Abbott Battling Back

Former Seminole Abbott Battling Back

When he accepted an offer from Florida State to play football, current East Mississippi OT Courtney Abbott (6-9, 330) thought he was at a place that would help prepare him for the NFL, but things didn't work out that way. He's on a different path now.

Abbott, who is currently 19, prepped at Westlake High School in Atlanta and graduated in 2004 at the age of 16 where he consistently dominated the players lined up across from him. "I loved hitting guys and getting pancakes," Abbott said with a laugh.  "It is a really good feeling to dominate guys and put them on their back.  After his senior season he had his choice of places to go, but his...

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