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Would-be pros fight to make camp

Updated: March 11, 2009, 7:50 PM ET
Associated Press

DALLAS -- Andrew Hawkins barely makes it to 5-foot-8 wearing cleats, so it's easy to see why NFL teams weren't too interested in him.

With his background as a two-way starter in college, 4.3 speed and a great smile, it's also easy to see why the little guy earned a spot on Michael Irvin's reality TV show.

Filming of "Fourth and Long" began this week and Hawkins is typical of the 12 finalists: skilled, experienced, still in his 20s, just looking for his big chance.

And eager. ...

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