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My path to the pros

Cardinals kicker Jay Feely recalls the days before he got paid to play.

Originally Published: July 3, 2013
By Sarah Turcotte | ESPN The Magazine

The beginning

We're a very athletic family. My grandfather coached basketball at St. Thomas in Minneapolis for 26 years. He's in the college basketball hall of fame. And my dad was a high school football coach, so I played everything growing up -- soccer, baseball, basketball. I was shooting on a regulation hoop from the time I was walking. We lived in Minneapolis until I was 10, and my best sports there were wrestling and gymnastics. I was a national champion gymnast in third grade. ...

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