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Lynden Trail's Past Keeps him Focused

Lynden Trail

Every time Lynden Trail looks at his forearm, his tattoo reminds him of what could have been. He thinks of playing at Booker T. Washington High School, looking over his shoulder from his defensive end spot to get the play call from his best friend, linebacker Anthony Smith. Even now, he would give anything to look over his shoulder to see Smith one more time.

"We always spent time together," Lynden Trail said. "From flag football to basketball, we were close. We always stayed together and played in high school together. We had a close connection." Smith invited Trail to a Fourth of July party in Miami the summer before their senior year. The 6-7, 238-pound defensive end was getting dressed to leave when his phone rang. It was his girlfriend, now wife...

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