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Father of three Quinton Jefferson has learned to keep football in perspective
Father of three Quinton Jefferson has learned to keep football in perspective

Maryland defensive end Quinton Jefferson has spent the past four years learning a lot about patience. And life. Jefferson, who will be heading into his senior season in the fall, had his arrival to college delayed several months by a broken jaw sustained in a fight back home in Pittsburgh. Instead of lifting weights and learning his team's defensive schemes, Jefferson lifted boxes and learned about the inventory at a local Best Buy store where he worked. "It made me realize I didn't want to do that," he recalled recently. "I wanted to do something better with my life. It was a humbling experience. It made me focus and think, 'I don't want to come back...

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