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Big kick redeems Saints' Hartley

Kicker from Southlake works his way back from suspension and into franchise lore

Updated: February 4, 2010, 11:01 PM ET
By Calvin Watkins | ESPNDallas.com

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Garrett Hartley made one of the biggest field goals in New Orleans Saints history.

And to think, Hartley thought his career was over at the start of the 2009 season.

The Southlake (Texas) Carroll graduate converted a 40-yard field goal in overtime of the NFC title game Jan. 23 in New Orleans, sending the Saints past the Minnesota Vikings and into Super Bowl XLIV. Not bad for an organization with memorable kicks that include Tom Dempsey's league-record ...

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