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He is well mannered, humble and appears extra just like the lead-off hitter he as soon as was than the large-time soccer playmaker he is turn into.

Penn State’s Grant Haley smiled quietly on the query in the future final summer time, baseball cap pulled down low.

How robust have been his mother and father?

Each are docs. His father was chief of emergency drugs at a hospital in Atlanta, the place Grant and his youthful brother and sister grew up. His mom runs her personal follow.

They arrive from an extended line of prestigious levels and educational achievers.

So you aren’t getting sick within the Haley residence. And nothing comes earlier than studying, progressing, overcoming.

Grant’s greatest story?

“I by no means missed a day of highschool. Did not matter how sick I used to be. I might actually need to be despatched to the hospital to overlook a day of faculty.”

“So I broke my wrist and thumb enjoying soccer one night time and I used to be telling my Mother, ‘My hand’s undoubtedly damaged.’ It took her one other week to truly get me an X-ray. She was like, ‘You will be alright.’ It was swollen I could not transfer it. She was like, ‘Oh, you simply in all probability sprained your wrist.'”

He paused for a second. “It is extra about battling via ache as a result of they see a lot worse.”

Mom, father and son giggle about that “toughness” now.

“I am Atilla the Hun, are you kidding me?” stated Carla Haley, a Penn State graduate from the Washington, D.C., space.

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Their youngsters had no TV, video video games or hanging round with pals through the week. They needed to learn for one hour at house every day. There was solely faculty work and sports activities, the last word academics of self-discipline.

“Sure, we have been exhausting mother and father, nevertheless it was about expectations,” stated Leon Haley, now the dean of the…