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NFL Player Gives Back to His Community

By: Kathy Brown Dunbar , Kanawha County , West Virginia     Before he was scoring touchdowns at South Charleston High School and Marshall University. And long before he made his way to the NFL, Aaron Dobson played in the Dunbar Youth Football League. “It’s where he started playing football at about 6 years old. He’s always given back to the…

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Aaron Dobson Catches on Quickly

    FOXBORO – Transitioning from college football to the NFL is an uphill battle for any rookie. The game’s faster, the players are better and the margin for error is smaller.   That rings especially true if you’re a wide receiver on the Patriots.   Many rookies have tried to connect with quarterback Tom Brady, but most have failed.…

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Notebook: Early Lesson for Aaron Dobson

By: Jeff Howe, Boston Herald   PHILADELPHIA – Patriots wide receiver Aaron Dobson learned the hard lessons of rookie life in the NFL this week. Despite flourishing with Tom Brady and the first-team offense with plenty of bright spots during the last handful of practices, Dobson hit the low point of his young career on Tuesday, when he was benched…

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AFC East Q&A: Patriots WR Aaron Dobson

By: James Walker, ESPN.com   The New England Patriots need help at wide receiver after the departures of 2012 starters Wes Welker and Brandon Lloyd.   [ Jim Rogash/Getty ImagesAaron Dobson was not highly-recruited out of high school but ended up a second-round pick in the NFL draft. Patriots second-round pick Aaron Dobsonwill be one of those key players competing for a starting role with the…

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How Aaron Dobson Compares to Randy Moss

By: Mike Dussault, Bleacher Report   When the New England Patriots selected wide receiver AaronDobson in the second round of the NFL draft, the comparisons to the last NFL star to come out of Marshall were inevitable. The Patriots have lacked a true X-receiver ever since the Thundering Herd’s Randy Moss was traded to the Minnesota Vikingsin 2010. Since then, the Patriots have lacked an outside threat and…

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