Roscoe Crosby, Shaun Cody, Kevin Jones, Joe Mauer, Reggie Williams, Ahmad Carroll and others converged upon Chicago in 2001 like Greek gods visiting Olympus. They were high school seniors assembled as Reebok All-Americans; big-time players with big plans.
"We had a great time," Crosby reflected. "Everybody was talking about what they were going to do. I think I'm the kind of athlete that could do both. I know I'm confident in my ability."
While most decided to play college football, Mauer ...
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