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Former Terps star Kenny Tate is trying to keep his NFL dream alive
Former Terps star Kenny Tate is trying to keep his NFL dream alive

Kenny Tate couldn't have known how fleeting it would be -- those heady weeks after his junior season of 2010 when the NFL beckoned and he made a fateful decision to postpone the career he long imagined and return to Maryland. It didn't surprise anybody that the NFL was interested. Not the scouts who projected the 6-foot-4, 218-pound safety as at least a second-round draft pick, one likening him to former NFL Defensive Player of the Year Troy Polamalu of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Not his envious Maryland teammates, who called him a "freak" because he possessed a basketball player's height and hops in a football player's imposing frame. And certainly not...

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