Former Gobblers teach more than football skills

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Many high school athletes dream of playing sports in  college or becoming an NFL, NBA, or MLB player. However the odds of a high-school football player making it to the pros are about 6000 to 1. According to the National Collegiate Athletic Association website, the odds for a high school basketball player are 10,000-1. But more alarming are the stats for athletes who go to  a Division I college. Only 33 percent of male basketball players and 37.5 percent of football players graduated within five years, according to the Knoght Foundation Commission. 
 
Quincey Whittington and Tre Gray understand those odds through their own experience.
 
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