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Amukamara embraces defensive side

He aspired to play running back, but cornerback skills will carry him to the NFL

Updated: March 18, 2011, 10:06 AM ET
By Elizabeth Merrill | ESPN.com

LINCOLN, Neb. -- The man who is revered in a Nigerian village and is on the cusp of NFL millions eats at a Cracker Barrel off Interstate 80. It's not exactly Prince Amukamara's demographic -- the place is hopping with senior citizens just after 11 o'clock on a Friday morning -- and country music twangs over the speakers as he maneuvers his way around porcelain trinkets and a rack of Statler Brothers CDs. But he likes it here. Amukamara orders without glancing at the menu: Momma's pancakes, scrambled ...

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