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A sign of better things ahead

For Dallas Lincoln trio, letters of intent can open doors to success outside of football

Updated: February 1, 2012, 10:16 PM ET
By Jean-Jacques Taylor | ESPNDallas.com

For Dallas Lincoln High School football players Tabari McGaskey, Jhaylind Owens and Marvin Knox, signing a national letter of intent Wednesday wasn't just about getting a free education.

It represented hope for a better life. Hope for their families. Hope for their children who haven't been born yet.

Their hope for a better future has zero to do with any dreams of playing professional football.

If it happens, then so be it.

But they're not going to ...

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