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“To be honest with you, I haven’t had that much fun playing football since high school because I hadn’t had that start,” Sumrall said. “I might have played in games, but that brought back some good feelings of ‘This is why I play the game.’ It was awesome.”

Coach Ken Niumatalolo noted the competition at left tackle will continue and that Sumrall must play well to retain the job even though it’s his position at the moment. One thing Niumatalolo can count on: Sumrall won’t give back his well-earned job because of hesitance over suffering another injury.

“I’m not going to hold back on my play just because I’m afraid of a concussion,” Sumrall said.