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Nance hopes to end homecoming with win

2/2/2011

DALLAS -- Dimitri Nance is not quite sure if he will be the first Euless Trinity grad to be in a Super Bowl when Green Bay takes on Pittsburgh on Sunday at Cowboys Stadium, but he’s glad to just be along for the ride.

Nance signed with Atlanta as an undrafted free agent last April and the Packers signed him off the Falcons’ practice squad on Sept. 14. He finished the year with 95 yards on 36 carries and has been inactive or two of the Packers’ three playoff games.

“It was a hard decision because I was so comfortable and went through the whole training camp with all the guys,” Nance said, “but it was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up. I just had to take the opportunity to see where it went from there.”

The return home prompted a lot of phone calls from people looking for tickets. He limited the number to seven.

“I had to tell some people no,” Nance said. “They understood, especially with the price of the ticket. They weren’t willing to pay that.”

Nance’s alma mater lost the 5A state championship to Pearland in December at Cowboys Stadium.

“Hopefully we can get his win for my Euless Trinity players,” Nance said. “Hopefully we can win this game.”