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The fortunate life of Mike Patterson

His football prospects are uncertain, but the rest of his future can be much clearer now

Originally Published: August 11, 2011
By Roy S. Johnson | Special to ESPN.com

Mike Patterson might be the luckiest man alive. Emphasis on alive.

He's certainly the luckiest NFL player.

He's lucky because now he knows. At just 28 years old, the Philadelphia Eagles' 6-foot-1, 300-pound defensive tackle -- who collapsed and suffered a seizure at practice last week in front of frightened and concerned teammates and coaches -- knows now that there's something untoward going on inside his skull.

He also knows it might be treatable.

Many ...

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