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Former NFL player speaks at DCHS
Weaver hosts tour
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State Representative Terri Lynn Weaver hosted an event at DCHS last week that brought former Michigan State Univ-ersity and NFL player Michael Cobb to the school Tuesday morning to speak.Cobb, who grew up in Youngstown, Ohio, was an All-City football and basketball player in his youth, an All Big-10 football player in 1975-76 at Michigan State.Cobb was a first-round draft pick for the Cincinnati Bengals in 1977, and went on to play four seasons with the Chicago Bears.He played in the United States Football League in 1983-84, and led the Michigan Panthers with 62 catches, helping the team win the first-ever USFL championship.He also played briefly for the Birmingham Stallions before retiring when the USFL folded after the 1985 season.Cobb offered a message of hope and caution to the assembly at DCHS, telling those present that the choices people make decide their fate in many ways.“You’re not born a winner, you’re not born a loser,” Cobb said. “You’re born a chooser.”“He really brings home the fact that the choices we make change the course of our lives,” Weaver said. “It is basic good advice, but I think the kids really need to hear it.The stop at DCHS was part of a tour that visited Gordonsville High School, Smith County High, Macon County High School, the Smith County Ag Center and Gallatin High School, among other stops.