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Former Cardinal Gibbons standout Kiero Small excited to play for hometown Ravens
Former Cardinal Gibbons standout Kiero Small excited to play for hometown Ravens

When Kiero Small left Valley Forge Military Academy after one arduous semester -- he grew tired of 4 a.m. reveille -- he thought his football career might be over. The former Cardinal Gibbons standout fullback and linebacker returned home to Baltimore and worked a year for his father at his T-shirt shop near Lexington Market on Saratoga. "I missed football," Small said. "I knew I had to find a way to play again." So Small scraped together the funds to buy a plane ticket to California and enrolled at Hartnell Junior College, where be became an All-American fullback. He then signed with Arkansas and emerged as a rugged lead blocker for the Razorbacks. He broke several...

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