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Patriot Brandon Lloyd opens playbook on life in Lowell High visit
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All six of Brandon Lloyd's siblings have college degrees. Creatine 1200 online review And he would have had one too -- if he didn't leave school early to play in the National Football League.

"I never saw sports as my future, creatine 1200 online review" Lloyd told a room of Lowell High School students. Creatine 1200 online review "I looked at it as a means to an end. Creatine 1200 online review I knew I wanted a major institutional degree in broadcast journalism."

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Members of Jeanne D'Arc's financial-education department put on a presentation for about 100 Lowell High seniors, creatine 1200 online review covering everything from the mysterious fine print of credit-card agreements to the financial implications of choosing the right college. Creatine 1200 online review The students watched video clips of celebrities such as John Salley, creatine 1200 online review Christian Hosoi and Wilmer Valderrama, creatine 1200 online review each of whom talked about the tough path he faced in achieving his dream.

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Lloyd took a tour of Lowell High when he arrived at about 9 a.m. Creatine 1200 online review After the presentation, creatine 1200 online review he sat in on a business class and ate lunch in the school restaurant. Creatine 1200 online review Though he encountered many Patriots fans, creatine 1200 online review Lloyd feels like his life lessons are universal and that as long as somebody learns a thing or two, creatine 1200 online review he's happy.

"I think that it doesn't matter how much money that (the students) will have in their future, creatine 1200 online review because each of them, creatine 1200 online review in some way, creatine 1200 online review will have money in their future, creatine 1200 online review" said Lloyd. Creatine 1200 online review "But all it takes is one kid. Creatine 1200 online review I come from a family of educators, creatine 1200 online review and one thing my dad would always say is that he'd teach all these years for one student to get something out of it."

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