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Malden's Samano making a difference

Star senior lineman leads by example on and off the field

Updated: August 18, 2010, 6:06 PM ET
By Brendan Hall | ESPNBoston.com

MALDEN, Mass. -- When he is sitting in the locker room before the first football contest of the year for his Malden High Golden Tornadoes, star lineman Aaron Samano will revive the pregame ritual he's had the past three seasons.

The mix of hip-hop artists from his native California -- 2Pac, N.W.A., Ice Cube, Too $hort and E-40 are among his favorites -- will be pumping through his headphones as he straps on his pads. He will sit on his own bench, isolated from the rest of the team ...

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