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No longer grappling

After making difficult transition from wrestling to NFL, Patriots' Neal pins down starting job

By Kevin Paul Dupont
Globe Staff / January 14, 2005

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The wrestler is a football player now, and evolving into a proficient and respected NFL offensive lineman, hunkering down his packed and compact 305 pounds every time the Patriots have the ball. Strong and agile, with that wrestler's requisite get-'em-and-shred-'em aggressiveness embedded in his athletic genetic code, Stephen Neal is four football seasons and nearly an equal number ... (Full article: 3102 words)

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