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    For Van Zant, it's more than just the injury issue

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/draft08/columns/story?columnist=yasinskas_pat&id=3257497

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Martel Van Zant positioned himself next to an escalator in the lobby of the Indiana Convention Center on Thursday and tried to talk his way into the NFL. But while the words were his own, the voice and ears belonged to Allie Lee.

    A 22-year-old cornerback from Oklahoma State, Van Zant wasn't invited to participate in the league's scouting combine that began this week. One reason is that Van Zant is recovering from a dislocated ankle tendon he suffered in November.

    Another reason might be because Van Zant is deaf.

    Good article and i hope he gets to play in the NFL

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    Re: For Van Zant, it's more than just the injury issue

    Oh yeah I watched a segment on him awhile back on ESPN, he should get his shot.

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    Re: For Van Zant, it's more than just the injury issue

    Who was that guy that played for the Broncos that was deaf?

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    Re: For Van Zant, it's more than just the injury issue

    "BadlandsViking" wrote:
    Who was that guy that played for the Broncos that was deaf?
    from he article...

    What Van Zant is trying to accomplish is not unprecedented. As he was quick to point out Thursday, there have been two deaf NFL players: Kenny Walker with the Denver Broncos in the early 1990s and Bonnie Sloan for the St. Louis Cardinals in 1973.

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    Re: For Van Zant, it's more than just the injury issue

    "Garland" wrote:
    "BadlandsViking" wrote:
    Who was that guy that played for the Broncos that was deaf?
    from he article...

    What Van Zant is trying to accomplish is not unprecedented. As he was quick to point out Thursday, there have been two deaf NFL players: Kenny Walker with the Denver Broncos in the early 1990s and Bonnie Sloan for the St. Louis Cardinals in 1973.
    You are subtle my friend.

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