Wes Welker's boundless resilience

Be it knee surgery, doubters in football or childhood horseplay, Pats WR bounces back

Updated: January 10, 2011, 12:30 PM ET
By Jackie MacMullan | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- He could maneuver beyond almost anything, brushing away slights with the same ease that he shook off NFL defenders.

Wes Welker not only welcomed contact, he craved it. He didn't just embrace challenges, he invented his own, like the time in high school when he attempted an onside kick without informing his coach. Welker not only lofted the ball the allotted 10 yards, he also sprinted down and recovered it. As everyone in the stadium lauded Heritage Hall coach Rod ...

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