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Nick Folk finding new life with Jets

With the support of his family, the veteran kicker is finding success with Gang Green

Updated: October 21, 2010, 9:32 PM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

If Nick Folk's family tree were a specific type of tree, it would be a redwood from his native California -- vast and impressive.

The New York Jets' place-kicker is a direct descendant from the Mayflower -- the ship, not the moving company. His great-grandfather (add several more "greats") is William Bradford, who, as the governor of Plymouth Colony, basically created Thanksgiving. In the mid-1600s, he wrote "Of Plymouth Plantation," still regarded as the most authoritative story of the ...

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