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Career Curveballs: The Day That Almost Ended My Career

May. 2, 2014 LinkedIn

It was a beautiful day, at the Oakland Alameda County Coliseum. It was the opening game against our hated rivals the San Diego Chargers. Unfortunately this game would end much different than the many others in my career.

To fully appreciate the importance of this event we have to go back a season to view my pro football career on the rise. I ended that season as a second alternate for the Pro bowl and the expectations for this coming season was that I would make the Pro Bowl team. The Raiders coaching staff, and owner Al Davis, were extremely pleased with the work and effort I had put in during the off-season to prepare myself to take the next step forward in my professional football career.

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