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Parker bringing joy to the huddle

His Steelers are looking tough, his doubters are choking on his dust and his teammates think he's a riot. Willie Parker has plenty of reasons to be happy and a few more that keep him from being satisfied.

Originally Published: October 10, 2007
By Tim Keown | ESPN The Magazine

Look out onto the field, at all those huge bodies moving at ridiculous speeds, launching into each other like projectiles. Take a closer look at the little one, the one with the ball, the one moving through those bodies like a wild trout.

There's something different about him. It's not just his size, or the way he slips through one side and materializes on the other, like an illusion. As he gets off the ground, you see through the mask and realize -- yes, that's what it is -- this ...

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