"We were just standing on the field," he recalls. He heard a sharp crack, then a loud boom. "It slammed my jaw shut," he says. "I saw everybody else fall to the ground." When Clint got up a few minutes later and tried to seek shelter, he realized what had happened. "I was really drowsy and thirsty," he says. Later at the hospital, he felt painful muscle spasms throughout his body. "At the hospital they said [I] smelled like burning wires. I had to go to the bathroom but couldn't."
Almost a year later Clint still had frightening memories. "If you see a storm coming," he warns, "get inside!" Still, Clint was lucky. His friend and teammate, Clay Jones, was struck by lightning at the same time. He died four days later.