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He can walk through the Genesee Valley Center without being hounded for autographs. Callaway can even chill on Bluebell Beach peacefully.
Although the 6-foot-5, 312-pound, 23-year-old has the obvious frame of an NFL player, many people in his hometown aren’t aware that he’s a member of the Detroit Lions.
Finally in possession of the D-line talent in 2010 that allowed Schwartz, and defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham, to begin implementing their philosophy, they had to come up with schemes that would put their players “in the best position to be successful.”
Cliff Avril falls under that umbrella. The defensive end out of Purdue is entering what will likely be the last year of his rookie deal in Detroit — assuming the NFL lockout ends with four-year vets being able to become unrestricted free agents.