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Old 05-10-2015, 06:04 AM   #1
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Married with children, Saints rookie Doniel Gambrell

Married with children, Saints rookie Doniel Gambrell is someone to root for: Jeff Duncan




Sunday is a landmark day for Doniel Gambrell.


The New Orleans Saints rookie offensive lineman will walk in graduation ceremonies that afternoon at Notre Dame College in South Euclid, Ohio, where he'll receive his degree in business management. He'll also be the inaugural recipient of the school's Mission Award, which honors a graduating student who has persisted through uncommon circumstances and displayed personal maturity by means of his or her education at the school.

And it being Mothers Day, he'll celebrate the achievement with his proud mother, Tracey Irving, who raised Gambrell and his two siblings after her husband, Doniel Gambrell Sr. was tragically murdered in a May 14, 2002 robbery.

Consequently, Gambrell will be the last member of the Saints rookie class to arrive in town for next week's minicamp. His flight isn't scheduled to land in New Orleans until around midnight Sunday, which leaves him little time to rest or prepare for the big week ahead.

Gambrell, though, is not your average rookie. The 24-year-old married father of three is accustomed to juggling a hectic schedule. And he's learned to thrive in the chaos.

"He's been a full-time father, a full-time husband, a full-time student, a full-time athlete and a full-time worker," said Bill Rychel, the offensive coordinator and assistant head coach at Notre Dame, where he served as a mentor for Gambrell. "He knows what he wants and has worked hard for it."

Indeed, if you are looking for someone to root for in the Saints rookie class, Gambrell would be a worthy candidate. The 6-foot-6, 316-pound offensive lineman from Notre Dame College not to be confused with the University of Notre Dame is something of a modern-day Rudy. The big man from the tiny school went undrafted and is a long shot to make the Saints roster. But he's sure to become a fan favorite once the Who Dat Nation learns his inspiring story.

http://www.nola.com/saints/index.ssf/2015/05/saints_rookie_doniel_gambrell.html


OK every year we pick up an underdog to cheer for and this kid might just be the winner.
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I am rooting for him
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Said this on another thread that I'm really not in to wearing another man's jersey, but...

I'd wear this man's jersey out of respect for the journey taken and the choices he's made...

Hope he does more than enough to impress the coaches and improve the team depth...

He can spend the next couple of seasons getting coached up, bulked up and make a substantial living...

Then he'lll be ready to start in a couple of seasons and make a smooth transition for Evans' retirement...
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Hey, this man is probably our new starting LG.
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Already my favorite to make it!!
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Doubt he even makes it to training camp. Hope he does. Just doubt it.
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Best of luck to him. I hope he can play and makes the team.
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