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Thursday, April 29, 2010
Easley traveled unlikely path to Buffalo


"First Take" host Dana Jacobson sat down with Buffalo Bills receiver Marcus Easley, a fourth-round pick out of Connecticut.

How unlikely was it that Easley would make it to the NFL when he went to UConn?

Easley enrolled on an academic scholarship and didn't go out for the team until his sophomore season. He went into his senior season with five career catches for the Huskies, but came back for his final season even though he already had his undergraduate degree.

"I went there just based on academics," Easley said. "That was my focus at the time. I missed [football]. I still has the passion and the love for the game. I just felt like my career wasn't over and I needed to get back out there."