This Giants rookie ready to start over

Life's been hard for Phillip Dillard -- that's why replacing Antonio Pierce may feels easy

Updated: May 1, 2010, 5:37 PM ET
By Ohm Youngmisuk | ESPNNewYork.com

Phillip Dillard has passed any obstacle or test that stood in his way.

When he was 9, Dillard had to move in with a new family after his ailing, single mother could no longer afford to raise him. Until then, home consisted of $150-a-week motels. That's all his mother, Martha, could afford. While Dillard and his mother bounced around from motel to motel, one of his four older brothers was sent to jail for robbery.

Somehow Dillard persevered, and his hard-luck childhood ...

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