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“I never forget looking at him and being like he basically said, ‘We’re not really interested, we don’t want you. I’ll never forget getting in the car with my foster dad and we’re riding home and I cried. I cried, not because I was sad, but more so because I knew how badly I wanted to be a Tennessee Vol. I knew what type of player I could be.”
San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis on being told by Tennessee coaches that he wasn’t good enough to play for the Vols. The two-time All-American at Ole Miss and Butkus Award winner has been selected to play in the Pro Bowl every season he’s played in the NFL.

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