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Football journey: Brandon McGowan

Patriots safety discusses his road to New England

Updated: September 26, 2009, 1:59 AM ET
By Mike Reiss

On Saturdays throughout the season, the plan will be to highlight one Patriots player's football journey. This week, it is safety Brandon McGowan.

The 25-year-old McGowan is in his first season with the Patriots. He started in last Sunday's 16-9 loss to the Jets, while continuing his role as a core special teams player.

Where it all started. "I was around 5 or 6 years old, just playing with my friends in the schoolyard, or in the streets. By around 7 or 8, I think it was my mother ...

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