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The source of Matt Slauson's strength

Jets' rugged left guard will tell you: He isn't the only tough guy in his family

Updated: August 15, 2010, 9:34 PM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

CORTLAND, N.Y. -- Starting when he was 12, Matt Slauson taped five index cards to the wall behind his bed. He wrote a specific athletic goal on each one, targets for weight lifting and running. When he hit the number, he replaced the card.

"I can't tell you how many times I heard, 'Dad, we need to make a new card,'" Slauson's father, Rob, recalled.

It was a nonstop cycle of bigger, stronger, faster. Matt Slauson was one of those do-everything kids, but there ...

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