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Gainesville High grad Fred Payne confident he'll achieve 'dream' of landing on NFL roster
Former Western Carolina defensive back participated in a Pro Day last week
Former Gainesville High football standout Fred Payne is working his way to his life-long dream of playing in the NFL. Earlier this week, Payne took part in a Pro Day for NFL scouts at Appalachian State.
On arguably the most important day of his football career so far, nerves never afflicted Fred Payne. The former Gainesville High standout couldn’t let them, not with NFL scouts scrutinizing his every move during his Pro Day last Monday at Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C. After playing at Western Carolina, an FCS school with little national exposure, Payne knew his performance would greatly influence teams’ interest in him. No pressure, right?
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