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Just a couple weeks ago Seahawks DT Landon Cohen was working as a valet driver

Landon Cohen is a Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle who’s getting ready to play in the Super Bowl, but the guy has a pretty wild story. After getting cut by the Bills in the re-season, Cohen did not have a job.

That’s right, as recently as last month, he was working for a valet company he and his buddies formed in 2012 in their hometown of Spartanburg, S.C. He only got a call from the Seahawks after defensive tackle Jordan Hill went down with a knee injury in the regular-season finale against St. Louis, and the rest is history.

As for Super Bowl, he’s for knocking the stuffiness out of it
“To be successful in this world, you’ve got to have a work ethic,” said Cohen, a seventh-round pick by Detroit in 2008 who has hit the waiver wire 10 times in seven seasons, making stops in Detroit, Jacksonville, New England (twice), Seattle (twice), Arizona, Philadelphia, Dallas, Chicago and Buffalo. “I started working at 14 at Winn-Dixie, a grocery store — a bagger, a cashier, stocking shelves — and then after college I started to substitute teach.

“I’m no stranger to work.”

That is a great story, folks don’t quit on your dreams.

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