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Browns QB Colt McCoy speaks in Hattiesburg

Cleveland Brown's quarterback Colt McCoy is a big name in the football world that started off in a small town. A former All-American at the University of Texas turned NFL starting quarterback, McCoy shared his stories with a crowd gathered at Temple Baptist Church in Oak Grove Thursday night. More specifically, he shared how his faith has played such a big role in his life.

McCoy spoke in front of a crowd of seven to 800 people, including his quarterback mentor Brett Favre, who helped Colt delve into the west-coast offense once he made it to the NFL. The event was sponsored by First Priority, a non-profit organization that networks local churches to the area middle and high schools.

Along with listening to McCoy, those who attended got to bid on memorabilia that included NFL jerseys and helmets, all signed by such names as Brett Favre, Jim Kelly and Drew Brees. Even a signed guitar from country star Kenny Chesney was an item to bid on.

McCoy said it's an honor to speak in an area that's produced such greats as Favre, Steve McNair and Jason Campbell.

"There's been a lot of very famous great athletes and football players come through this area," he said, "I mean you could go on and on and on, and to be asked to come back here and speak again it's really neat.

"It's an honor for me to be able to do this and share a little bit about me."


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