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Eagles receiver Jason Avant (81), seen here making a catch against Tampa Bay earlier this year, has managed to rise from a childhood that was riddled with gangs, drugs and violence to become one of the most well-respected players in the NFL.

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Philly’s Avant rose from gangs to a man of Christ

Philadelphia receiver Jason Avant praises God after every catch, knowing his rise from a childhood of drugs and gangs to where he is today is a miracle.


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