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Michael Lizarraga inspires 14-year-old

Deaf player at Cal State Northridge overcomes disability, serves as teen's role model

Updated: February 16, 2011, 11:35 AM ET
By Dana O'Neil | ESPN.com

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. -- He received the e-mail only a few weeks ago, but already Christopher Caulfield has big plans for the missive.

"I'm going to keep it for the rest of my life,'' the 14-year-old said.

Chances are you've never heard of the author.

Michael Lizarraga isn't famous. He isn't an All-America candidate or future NBA draft pick, and he isn't dating a supermodel.

He plays for the third-place team in the Big West, Cal ...

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