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Continued: Gophers tight end plans to return to Texas to help rebuild hometown

  • Article by: JOE CHRISTENSEN , Star Tribune
  • Last update: April 19, 2013 - 11:48 AM

“He’s a great person and an excellent player,” Kill said. “He grew up in a small town. I’ve been in his house, met his mother and family and all those things. He came up here and played as a true freshman. I worried about him getting homesick and all that, but from the day he’s walked in, he said Minnesota’s his home.”

In 31 years as a coach, Kill has plenty of experience counseling players through tragedies.

“We’ve had to lean on each other through a lot of things,” Kill said. “And I think that’s the great thing that football teaches you.”

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