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Cotchery follows a path defined by faith

Updated: September 23, 2008, 11:11 AM ET
By Ben Houser | Special to ESPN.com

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- From birth, New York Jets wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery always had a purpose. He was born with a sixth finger on his left hand, what his mother calls a gift from God that she believes showed a plan for his life.

"God's purpose for Jerricho was to play football," Katie Cotchery said. "I can think back when he was a little baby, and we were always wondering why he would always look at his hands. He would always do his hands like that and look at them."

Cotchery, ...

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