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If Terrance Knighton had his way, the behemoth better known as Pot Roast would be running slant routes for Tom Brady instead of trying to sack him. If you ever see Virgil Green at a restaurant, tell the waitress it’s his birthday: You will be in for a treat.
And if you only associate Golden Tate with the $7,875 fine he received earlier this season for taunting the Rams on a breakaway touchdown, well, there’s more to the wideout than one unfortunate highlight. “He’s one of the most compassionate people I know,” says one man who knows Tate like few others do. In the oversaturated media frenzy that is Super Bowl week, the fact that players are people from diverse backgrounds often gets overlooked.
To learn more about the Broncos and Seahawks beyond the manufactured storylines, The MMQB called the players’ high school or college coaches and asked them to share one thing that fans might not know about their former pupils. The answers will surprise and, in some instances, amuse you.