The heat of athletic competition has a way of bringing out a person's character.
In the case of Vanderbilt University baseball player Corey Williams, one pitch in a game last weekend revealed his grit and determination.
A line drive hit Williams so hard it shattered his knee cap, but he still managed to throw the batter out at first base.
Williams said it was the worst pain in the world and only adrenaline allowed him to complete the play and record the out.
Most people would call that guts.
Doctors say the surgery on his knew was easier because it was a clean break. Williams hopes to return to baseball this summer.
Even if he never plays another game, he'll have an amazing video to show his children and grandchildren.