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Blog: Don't count Keevan Lucas out

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Former Tulsa wide receiver Keevan Lucas was released by the Philadelphia Eagles over the weekend.

For many players, that would be a devastating blow - an undrafted free agent trying to make it in one of the harshest sports leagues in the world.

But for the West Texas native, this is barely a bump in the road.

When Lucas was 14, he lost his mother and grandmother just three days apart. Those were his two "parents", beacuse his father had a history of run-ins with the law and was in and out of prison.

Lucas leaned on his Abeline High School teammates, who practically became his family. He stayed off the streets, stayed out of trouble, and made the most of his athletic ability. He left the University of Tulsa tied for the most receiving touchdowns in the school's history (32, tied with NFL Hall of Famer Steve Largent and Heisman runner-up Howard Twilley).

A knee injury two years ago kept Lucas from being drafted in this years NFL Draft - who knows, it might also have had a reason in the Eagles choosing to release him - but I wouldn't bet against the 22-year-old.

Keevan Lucas has a history of overcoming the odds.

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