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“We all suffer, we all have pain”: Sam Bracken Inspires Students at Kennesaw State University

Sam Bracken embraces his old coach Bill Curry, who offered Bracken a football scholarship 40 years ago to play  Georgia Tech.

Sam Bracken embraces his old coach Bill Curry, who offered Bracken a football scholarship 40 years ago to play for
Georgia Tech.

Sam Bracken, author of My Orange Duffel Bag, shared his life story with students during a convocation on Tuesday, October 8 at Kennesaw State University; hundreds of students and faculty members attended.  The audience listened as Bracken talked about being abandoned at age 15, battling homelessness, poverty, and abuse to successfully earn a full-ride football scholarship to the Georgia Institute of Technology.  Members of the KSU community were inspired. Continue reading

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