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Hand Looking Forward to Irish Future

Derrell Hand

Approximately three and half years ago, West Philadelphia Catholic high school football coach Brain Fluck initiated a conversation with a 6-4 freshman student with the goal of getting the student to try out for football. The student had never played football before, but with coach Fluck's persuasion, that would soon change.

The student was Derrell Hand, and after making the team that fall, and being part of numerous excruciating practices and intense football games, Hand is set to begin the next chapter of his life as a football player at the University of Notre Dame. "He was big kid when he came in to high school," said coach Fluck of Hand. "We had to kind of talked him into coming out for football, but once he...

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