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I’m a sucker for a good story. Who isn’t? So did you hear about the one about the Jersey boy who grew up a lifelong fan of the Philadelphia Eagles, only to ultimately get drafted by his favorite team?
That’s the story of Eagles 2nd draft pick DE Vinny Curry (6’3, 266) from Marshall. How can you not love it?
Part of the wonder of the draft is the fact that with the selection of each player, we witness dreams coming true. Childhood dreams. Dreams that required literal blood, sweat, and tears. But in one moment, we all get to see how profound an experience it is when each player gets the call that they have made it to the NFL.
Most college players dream simply of making it to the NFL. That alone is a goal that doesn’t happen for the overwhelming majority of young men. So who would be so foolish–or so greedy–as to wish to play for a specific team right out of the gate? It just can’t happen.
Until it does.
Vinny Curry grew up in Neptune, New Jersey as an Eagles fan....