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In a league smitten with oversized corners, Pierre Desir rises above the rest

Originally Published: April 28, 2014
By Ryan McGee | ESPN The Magazine

SHOULD YOU EVER find yourself on a municipal sewer-line-cleaning team, Pierre Desir has some advice. "You have to time it just right," the cornerback says. "Timing is everything."

You see, the first crewmen to hop off the truck at a work site are the most likely to end up spelunking beneath the street, manually tugging out whatever is clogging the line, be it tree limbs, animal carcasses or good old-fashioned sewage. Same for the squeamish who take the tack of unloading ...

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