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Former NFL player stresses education in speech

Source: fayobserver.com Posted By: Maxcy J...3358 days ago

When Tony Collins enrolled at East Carolina University years ago, he was more concerned about playing college football than getting an education.

Today, the former Pirate star and NFL veteran is sending high school athletes and their parents a different message. Put academics first, not athletics, in any bid to be a college athlete.

Collins works for a company called National Collegiate Scouting Association. He spoke to a small audience made up mostly of high school athletes at Douglas Byrd....

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