Nate Ebner's muffed-punt-fumble-recovery well-deserved if not heroic

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Nate Ebner didn't play high school football, but is in his second season with the Patriots.

Nate Ebner didn't play high school football, but is in his second season with the Patriots.

"I was in the right place at the right time," concluded the chronically modest Ebner. And he's right: there wasn't anything that special about the recovery. See ball, fall on ball, curl into fetal position around ball. Of much greater interest is the journey that led him to that right place.