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Star Receiver Impacts Community

The Ocean Springs High football game is over, but the children don't go home. They migrate over to the locker room, anywhere from 20 to 30 kids, ages ranging from seven to 12. They play around and wait with their pens and footballs ready, ready for their favorite player, hero and mentor DeAndre Brown to emerge and sign.

"It's pretty crazy," said Brown, who will be one of the most sought after receivers in the 2008 recruiting class. Most of the children already have Brown's autograph, but they want it again. They love him. Not just for his talents on the football field, but because Brown spends a lot of his free time with them at the YMCA, or he goes by their elementary schools teaching them right from wrong...

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