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Snee emerges from a one-stoplight town to Giants' spotlight

Chris Snee, 26, is a starting guard for the Giants and son-in-law of coach Tom Coughlin. He'll be on center stage in the Super Bowl. But, in a lot of ways, Snee never left tiny Montrose, Pa.

Updated: January 28, 2008, 1:32 PM ET
By Pat Yasinskas | ESPN.com

MONTROSE, Pa. -- The old coach was dying, and it would take six hours on a bus to get to him. Another six to get back. The start of Boston College's spring practice was less than 48 hours away.

Chris Snee did the math and bought a ticket. Montrose was calling.

Ambrose Mullen, the man who started the football program at Montrose High School in 1973 and returned as an assistant in 1986 after seven years out of coaching, had only days to live.

"I went out to say goodbye to ...

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