ALLIANCE, Ohio - Charles Dieuseul is well aware that he may be the NFL's longest longshot. He's smiling all the way.
The former Mount Union linebacker also isn't afraid to admit he celebrated his opportunity to sign with the New York Giants last weekend as an undrafted free agent by crying.
And crying. And then tweeting, and making calls to friends, and sending text messages to others. And then crying some more.
From rural Winter Haven, Fla., to the Alliance, Ohio school that's become a Div. III football dynasty, and now not just to the National Football League but to the New York and the Giants, who won the Super Bowl 15 months ago. That's been Dieuseul's journey.
"It's a pretty good story," Dieuseul said. "Really good."
It starts with his grandmother, Elizabeth Scaife, back in Winter Haven. She's been Dieuseul's parent and closest confidant since his mother passed away when he was 10. She's the one who's asked the tough questions and kept her grandson on the right path, even when ...