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Reggie Begelton and Cody Elenz (inset)

Two former Lamar Cardinals are getting their shot to continue their playing careers at the next level. Shortly after the conclusion of the NFL draft, offensive lineman Cody Elenz and receiver Reggie Begelton each received a phone call from the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons.

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NFL linebacker Corey Nelson of the Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos and his wife, West Brook graduate Jordan Nelson, visited with Pietzsch-MacArthur Elementary School in Beaumont on April 15 as a part of the Communities in Schools initiative.

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The Washington Redskins selected West Brook alum Ryan Grant in the fifth round of the NFL Draft on May 10. Grant played four years at Tulane at wide receiver and caught 196 passes for 2,769 yards and 21 scores, and was the first Green Wave player to be drafted since 2009.

Grant played varsity for three seasons at Beaumont West Brook and was named first team all district as a senior.

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Former Cleveland Browns running back William Green addressed Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School students Tuesday, Nov. 27, at the school’s auditorium to send a message of encouragement and motivate them to make decisions leading to success in life. Green participates in the Bill Glass Champions for Life program and visited the school on behalf of the organization.

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