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Lions Tight End Tony Scheffler Gets A Fresh Start With His Hometown Team

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He worked a full shift on Sundays in those days, processing beef into roasts and steaks at a grocery store in Ann Arbor. On the drive back to Chelsea, Tony Scheffler never needed to listen to the radio to catch up on the Lions because he had his own play-by-play team waiting at home.

“They’d be glued to the TV watching the game,” Tony Scheffler, 59, said of his sons, Vince and Tony. “And I’d always get the full blow-by-blow of what happened.”

How many players in the NFL have an opportunity to play for the team they rooted for as youngsters?

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