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Peppers turns to former advisor for help

Updated: March 25, 2003, 3:49 PM ET
By Tom Friend | ESPN The Magazine

Behind every great college athlete is & a tutor.

And behind every great two-sport college athlete is & a miracle worker.

I'm reminded of this after visiting with Julius Peppers, the current Carolina Panther who spent two seasons as a Tar Heel football and basketball star. The kid has encountered a series of crises over the last five years -- particularly last November -- and every time, he has gone running to one and only one person: his Tar Heel academic advisor.

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