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Price goes from L.A. streets to NFL

Former UCLA defensive lineman has prospered in the face of tragedy

Updated: April 23, 2010, 8:17 PM ET
By Shelley Smith | ESPN

It's a beautiful spring day in south Los Angeles, and UCLA's big defensive tackle Brian Price lumbers onto the asphalt playground of his former high school and eases onto a bench near the football field.

"It's deceiving, isn't it?" he asks, surveying the sleepy-looking houses beyond the chain-link face surrounding Crenshaw High School. The sparkling sun masks the night violence Price says is pervasive.

"You can't see it now," he said, "but you know it's there."

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