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Jamaal Anderson knows every day is Father's Day

Thanks to lessons learned from his deaf father, Arkansas' Jamaal Anderson is about to become a top NFL pick, writes Tom Friend.

Updated: April 19, 2007, 10:37 AM ET
By Tom Friend | ESPN The Magazine

His son is a possible Top-10 NFL draft pick, but he doesn't listen to the gossip, the rumor or the innuendo. Because he cannot hear.

On draft day, he will not jump up at the exact moment his son's name is called. Because he cannot hear.

The team that picks his son will have found a special player. All because Glenn Anderson cannot hear.

In this era of Pacman and T.O., the National Football League needs more people like Arkansas defensive end Jamaal Anderson, whose ...

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