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Oregon's Colvin pursues NFL dream despite tragedies

Life has presented Cameron Colvin with enough potholes to swallow many. The Oregon receiver continues to pursue his NFL dreams while motivated by tragedies and setbacks.

Originally Published: April 22, 2008
By Jeffri Chadiha | ESPN.com

Cameron Colvin felt and heard the gruesome crack in his right ankle in October 2007 and immediately knew his college career had ended.

He didn't need to see Oregon head coach Mike Bellotti wincing. He didn't need to hear the gasp of the Autzen Stadium crowd. Colvin knows pain too well. He lost both parents before he was old enough to drive. His best friend was murdered before they entered college. He and misfortune need no introduction.

So Colvin choked back tears as a ...

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