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Eddie Lacy was born on the Bayou, but this LSU trip was no homecoming

Originally Published: November 14, 2012
By Elizabeth Merrill | ESPN The Magazine

HOME IS THE MEMORY of a one-story brick house on Bannerwood Drive. There's always a big family dinner in the oven, a freshly cut green lawn and a game outside. It is never fancy. After her mama died, Wanda Lacy raised nine children here, some her own siblings and some her own kids, and Lord knows where they ever found room to breathe. But it was their home. Neighbors looked out for one another. If a kid fell out of line, Miss Louise, an elderly woman down the street, was fast ...

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