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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Where there's a Will, there's a way | Opelika-Auburn News

Where there's a Will, there's a way | Opelika-Auburn News: "Herring spoke before a class of OHS Fellowship of Christian Athletes students on everything from faith to family.
“We all have gifts to offer,” Herring said. “I’m not talking about athletic or academic gifts, but how we each give back spiritually in the way we live our daily lives.”
Herring, 25, said his parents instilled that lesson in him at an early age.
“I was fortunate enough to be raised in a Christian home where morals and values were taught and a solid work ethic was stressed,” said Herring, an Opelika native and former OHS star.
That hard work has translated into success on the field for Herring, who recently wrapped up his second year as a linebacker for the Seattle Seahawks.
While there are some larger life lessons football has taught Herring, it’s some of the smaller ones that tend to stick out in his mind.
“Just because a coach yells at you, it doesn’t mean he doesn’t like you,” joked Herring, as he glanced over at former OHS football coach Spence McCracken.
Herring now lives in Seattle and is part of a Seahawks roster laden with former AU Tigers, including Chris Gray, Kevin Hobbs, Ben Obomanu and Courtney Taylor.
McCracken described Herring’s visit to the school as “awesome.”"

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