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From O-lineman to frontman

Ex-Pats practice squad player Brian Barthelmes plays on with his band, Tallahassee

Updated: August 17, 2012, 10:02 PM ET
By Scott Barboza | ESPNBoston.com

Sweating under the spotlight, with swaths of hair plastered across his forehead, Brian Barthelmes stands like a lineman bracing for an oncoming rush. Strumming his Fender Telecaster to the crescendo of the song, he commands attention. When the Tallahassee frontman's 6-foot-6 frame is on the stage, you can't help but think, "Jeez, I bet that guy played football."

He did.

Barthelmes washed through the rank-and-file NFL experience, entering the churning mill of bodies that shuttle ...

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