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Down-to-earth Kinder among nation's best receivers

Pittsburgh's Derek Kinder caught a break with intense special-teams play -- and is now catching the nation by storm.

Updated: October 3, 2006, 11:47 AM ET
By Joe Starkey | Special to ESPN.com

Pitt assistant coach Aubrey Hill used to play wide receiver and has spent a good part of his adult life working with wide receivers, so he knows how temperamental they can be.

Hill knows, for example, that if you were to ask the typical star receiver to cover a kickoff, the typical star receiver might look at you as though you'd asked him to climb the outside of the Empire State Building.

Blindfolded.

Seriously, could you imagine Terrell Owens or Keyshawn Johnson racing downfield ...

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