Excerpt from 'Alone in the Trenches'. I'd gone from that poverty to the fortunes of the NFL. Football gave me a college scholarship, the chance to buy a house for my mother, the opportunity to travel, and much more. Esera Tuaolo, out of uniform. Heard on Weekend Edition Sunday. A secret that a man who plays the most macho of team sports is not supposed to have.
Amaris. Age: 32.
My knuckles gripped the turf.
Jayla. Age: 30.
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