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Laurel Boys and Girls Club product aims for redemption -- and NFL [Commentary]
Laurel Boys and Girls Club product aims for redemption -- and NFL [Commentary]

Marcus Coker wears several wristbands on both arms. One of them reads, "Get Better Not Bitter." That has been a rallying cry for Coker, who grew up in Beltsville near the Laurel line and is a product of the Laurel Boys and Girls Club youth football program. After a stellar senior season at DeMatha Catholic High in Hyattsville, including a game in which he ran for 391 yards against Gilman, he attended the University of Iowa and became a key member of the team's running attack as a freshman. A bruising runner at 6 feet, 230 pounds, he then ran for 1,384 yards as a sophomore for the Hawkeyes before he was suspended from the team prior to the Insight Bowl. In January 2012,...

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