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Clowney carries on town tradition

Originally Published: May 8, 2014
By Chris Low | ESPN.com

ROCK HILL, S.C. -- For much of the football world, NFL draft day is nothing short of a national holiday.

But in this former textile and mill town of about 66,000 people, some 25 miles south of Charlotte, North Carolina, it's become just another day.

In these parts, they do a few things religiously.

They go to church on Sunday mornings and still say "yes, sir" and "yes, ma'am." The high school kids cruise up and down Cherry Road, and they produce world-class football players.

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