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Football, family matter to Mitchell

Football, family matter to Mitchell

Newest Browns rookie receiver has shown he has the physical attributes to play the position in the NFL. Now, after signing his rookie contract July 9, he tells the OBR he's out to prove those wrong who have questioned his inexperience.

Carlton Mitchell's introduction to football began on special teams. Entering Mitchell's freshman year at Lutz (Fla.) Gaither High School, a friend decided to try out for the football team. He asked Mitchell to join him. Mitchell agreed, but his first position did not offer much glory. One of Gaither's assistant coaches placed Mitchell at punter. The bad decision quickly corrected itself. "There...

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