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Running down a dream

NIU's Bryant following in uncle's footsteps

Originally Published: August 25, 2009
By Scott Powers | ESPNChicago.com

NFL dreams have always surrounded Northern Illinois University senior David Bryant.

Like most kids, Bryant wanted someday to be paid millions of dollars to play the sport he loved. But unlike most children, Bryant also had to live with the fact that his NFL aspirations were also those of his family. With his uncle being former Buffalo Bills safety Henry Jones, a 12-year NFL veteran who played in the Pro Bowl and Super Bowl, his family believed the highly athletic Bryant was capable of ...

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