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Overton's road to NFL keeps life in perspective

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Matt Overton (Photo: Colts/NFL) Matt Overton (Photo: Colts/NFL)
INDIANAPOLIS -

Matt Overton looks around the Colts' locker room and feels like the luckiest guy in town.

It's not just because he's playing for the winners of the AFC South, a team preparing for a second straight playoff run. Or that he participated in one of the greatest one-season turnarounds in NFL history. Or just that he's here at all, fulfilling an improbable NFL dream.

The long snapper appreciates helping others. For Overton, that was the easy part. It's in his genes.

Reaching the big stage for the 6-foot-1, 242-pound Western Washington grad was a whole lot tougher - until he met Maurice Clarett when the two were teammates in Omaha, Neb., and they started pushing one another to fulfill their dreams.

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