Found September 28, 2012 on Fox Sports South:
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. Tony Gonzalez knew immediately that hed have something in common with Thomas DeCoud when he joined the Atlanta Falcons in 2009. The future hall-of-fame tight end and the young safety might have been almost 10 years apart in age, but both were California natives and both attended the University of California-Berkeley. Gonzalez knows Jeff Tedford, the coach for whom DeCoud played, and he soon learned that they shared an appreciation of local hangouts and Bay Area music. Hes Berkeley through and through, Gonzalez said. On the field, Gonzalez saw this fast, big, strong smart guy and wondered to himself why DeCoud good as he was wasnt even better. Three games into this season, Gonzalez is seeing it all click for his fellow Cal alum. Hes always been this far away two or three inches from making the big play, Gonzalez said, holding his fingers apart to illustrate, or the balls in his hands and he didnt catch it. This year, hes closed that gap, and now hes making...

Thomas DeCoud Pranks 'Sportscenter' Anchor During Interview, Plays 'Meow' Game (Video)

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Thomas DeCoud plays ‘Meow ‘game during ‘SportsCenter’ interview (Video)

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Falcons' DeCoud plays 'meow' game during 'Sportscenter' interview

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(Video) Atlanta Falcons safety Thomas DeCoud played the “meow” game on ESPN anchor Bram Weinstein

Atlanta Falcons safety Thomas DeCoud played the “meow” game on ESPN anchor Bram Weinstein. And with the phone-in segement coupled with the fact that 'meow' really sounds a lot like 'Me, I' -- he... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Thomas DeCoud brings the "Meow Game" to SportsCenter

We've got something fantastic for you here. If you are a fan of the movie Super Troopers, then this is a must-watch video. And if you aren't, you should probably drop what you are doing and go watch that movie pronto! Yeah, it might be 11 years old, but it ages like fine wine. Atlanta Falcons safety Thomas DeCoud is obviously a fan of the movie as you can see for yourself...

Thomas DeCoud has a little fun with SportsCenter

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