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To Build A Winner, This D.C. Coach Searched The Hallways: ‘Hey, You Want To Play Football?’

By By Michael Errigo; Photo by Katherine Frey, 08/28/18, 6:00PM EDT

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DCSAA Defending Class A State Champion Theodore Roosevelt Looks To Repeat

Theodore Roosevelt Coach Chris Harden has more than a few stories about finding football players, but the best has to be the one about Leon Gray.

Gray came into the Northwest D.C. high school as a basketball hopeful and took part in the team’s summer workouts before his freshman year in 2015. One afternoon Harden’s squad was practicing near the track where Gray was doing conditioning, and a loose football rolled over.

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