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Jim Schwartz, the bright coach of the Detroit Lions, made an interesting post-draft comment explaining why the Lions selected Illinois running back Mikel Leshoure in the second round.

For millions, playing in the NFL is a dream they’ll never have the opportunity to pursue, because they weren’t born with the talent. Mikel LeShoure was born with talent, but little else—Mikel LeShoure was born in prison.

Exuberant Farms Intermediate School students warmly greeted Roary as the furry, cuddly mascot of the Detroit Lions had arrived to cheer their achievement.

“One of the blessings of being part of the NFL is that it gives you a lot of opportunities,” said Elliss from his home in the Salt Lake City, Utah area. “I hope to take this opportunity to engage people and share from my heart some of my own personal stories.”

Elliss will be coming to Midland at the invitation of Partners in Faith, an organization of caring professionals from a broad spectrum of interests that focuses on healthy relationships and strong families.

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