From Little Brother to big time: How a mentorship turned around this Dolphin's life

Miami Herald
From Little Brother to big time: How a mentorship turned around this Dolphin's life
From Little Brother to big time: How a mentorship turned around this Dolphin's life

Terrill Hanks won't be playing in next week's Super Bowl. Perhaps he'll be there next year. Or the year after that. Hanks is a second-year Dolphins linebacker and a South Florida native. All NFL players dream of someday taking their sport's grandest stage. Hanks' dream is only a possibility because of an important relationship forged a decade ago. Back then, Hanks was a seventh grader at South Miami Middle School. And he was done with football. Or so he thought, until Allen Bailey entered his life. Bailey is now a veteran defensive end for the Atlanta Falcons. He just finished his ninth NFL season. But when he met Hanks, the then-University of Miami star had a more modest title: big brother.

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