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Slater Learned From One Of The Best

Matthew Slater's dad Jackie was an icon in NFL circles. It's an experience he shared with his son as much by example as by words. Though Slater received interest from teams like the Giants, Jets and Jaguars, he ended in New England after the Patriots traded up to go get him. Slater is happy to be a Patriot and has plenty of fond memories growing up around NFL locker rooms.

UCLA Wide Receiver, Matt SlaterQ: What was your reaction when you heard the news?MS: Thanks again for having me. I was very shocked, obviously, and very ecstatic. I've been waiting for this day, to have this opportunity all my life. Watching my dad play growing up and just developing a love for the game. I was just so, so happy and so extremely blessed to be in this situation.Q: Did you anticipate... Recommended Stories

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