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Ellicott City's Proctor on brink of reaching NFL dream
Ellicott City's Proctor on brink of reaching NFL dream

Xavier Proctor could see the writing on the wall. It was the summer of 2007, just a few months before his senior year at Mt. Hebron High School, and Proctor was preparing for what could have been his final season playing football. Over 6 feet in height, the youngster weighed only a little more than 200 pounds. He had the build of a player destined for bigger things, but he knew that success could be achieved only if he was willing to put in the work. "What really motivated me was my family members really believing that I could actually play in college," he said. "I realized that my senior year didn't have to be the end. If I didn't give it my all then, though, it...

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