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Small town — big football dreams part 2

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It’s not often that a football player from North Florida is drafted as the 3rd overall pick into the NFL.  In the second part of her series, Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Jordan Matich presents the stories of small-town Florida football boys who made it big in college and the pro’s.

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News Sources: Kerwin Bell, Jacksonville University Head Football Coach, former quarterback from Lafayette High School from Mayo; Newberry High School head football coach Chris Baker; Newberry High School defensive coordinator Mike Nattiel who is also a former linebacker for the Minnesota Vikings; Union County Superintendant of Schools Carlton Faulk; former Santa Fe High School linebacker Mike Peterson who is currently linebacker for the Atlanta Falcons; former Santa Fe High School center Zac Zedalis who is a detective with the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office.

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