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Underwood Gets Himself Back On Track

Discussion in 'Official Packers.com News' started by News Bot, Apr 26, 2009.

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    Brandon Underwood's college career didn't go exactly as planned, but he takes responsibility for that and plans to make up for it now that he's got his shot in the NFL.

    The Packers chose Underwood, a cornerback out of Cincinnati, with their second sixth-round pick on Sunday, the 187th selection overall.

    Originally an Ohio State recruit, Underwood didn't make the grade academically and lost his scholarship after a redshirt year and two seasons of minimal playing time. After sitting out the 2007 season as a transfer, he returned to the field last year for Cincinnati and re-establishing his reputation as a talented player with the potential to play at the next level.

    "Didn't do it academically, and that was pretty much my downfall up there," Underwood said of the fallout at Ohio State. "I would have loved to have stayed up there, but when you sign a scholarship, you're a student-athlete and I was just being an athlete.

    "It helped me be accountable for..

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