Devonta Freeman made it out of Miami’s toughest neighbourhood to become one of NFL’s best running backs

Forward of the Tremendous Bowl between the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles, we take a look at some of the NFL's best rags to riches tales.

Right here the main target is on Falcons running again Devonta Freeman and the way he made it out of a tough neighbourhood in Miami.


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"We had to present for our mamas and our households. And that’s what we did. Since that day we’ve by no means seemed again," he added, talking about him and best good friend Durell Eskridge, who now performs within the Canadian Football League.

On the funeral house he was paid $50 a service to open automotive doorways, carry flowers and present mourners to their seats.

The longer term Florida State Seminole was additionally proven lifeless our bodies on the 'again desk' as a lesson by the house's director.

Freeman, who wears the No 24 shirt as a tribute to his auntie that died at that age, added that it was "a blessing" to work there.

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"Not to be one of these youngsters that I see within the casket," he says.

"[It] impacted me not to run on the streets. Lot of guys my age did it. To say 'I would like higher, I don’t need to be like this.'"

Freeman, who signed a $41million contract final summer time, nonetheless goes again to the funeral house to "remind me, encourage me."

He added: "It’s actual humbling to see the place I’m at in my life and you bought individuals who nonetheless keep in mind me who’re nonetheless right here.

"I used to be simply one of the lucky ones to make it out."

Forward of the Tremendous Bowl between the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles, we take a look at some of the NFL's best rags to riches tales.

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