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Up Close: William Brimfield, Part II

NEESES, S.C. – William Brimfield was 13 years old when his grandmother passed away. He was left without a parental role model and was sent to live with his uncle. A stocky kid, teased by his classmates, Brimfield took it upon himself to change his life for the better.

Click here for Part I, which ran yesterday. "As a kid in elementary school, I never thought I would be in this position," Brimfield said. "I was short and heavy, and I just thought to myself, ‘I can't make it like this.' "I decided I was going to have to work for what I wanted. That's when I started playing football." Now at age 17, Brimfield is ready to embark on his senior season and prepare...

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