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Fathers and Sons

Lofa Tatupu (left) and Braylon Edwards

The real Father's Day present from nine NFL rookies will be unwrapped from September 8-12 – on NFL Kickoff 2005 Weekend. At that time, if all goes well, they will give Dad a gift 140 sons have presented before – following in his footsteps as NFL players.

The fathers can’t wait. "I can’t tell you how proud I am of Braylon, because he’s worked so hard to get to this point in his life," says Stan Edwards, the former Houston Oilers (1982-86) and Detroit Lions (1987) running back, whose son Braylon was selected with the third overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns. Braylon Edwards became the first receiver in Big-Ten history...

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