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Why so many NFL speedsters come from one particular area in Florida

Updated: April 3, 2013, 9:28 AM ET
By Eric Adelson | ESPN The Magazine

This story appeared in ESPN The Magazine's May 7, 2007, issue. Subscribe today!

"Why are these guys so fast? Everybody says the same thing. You know what the tale is?" -- Bobby Bowden

DRIVE OUT THERE. Get off the interstate, put Palm Beach, Orlando or Miami in your rearview and keep going until the road ends at the horizon and the telephone poles sag like old cypress trees. Roll down the windows. Listen to the eerie silence of the Everglades, a seemingly ...

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