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New Zealand Mormon chasing NFL dream with Philadelphia Eagles

If Nic Purcell manages to make the Philadelphia Eagles’ roster this fall, it could be one of the greatest underdog, feel-good stories in a long time.

Purcell, a 6-foot-6, 305-pound, offensive tackle from Auckland, New Zealand, didn’t set foot on a football field until he was 24.

Now at age 27, he’s been given a chance to play in the NFL.

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