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Are You Talkin' to Me?

Nov. 13, 2006
Nov. 13, 2006

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Nov. 13, 2006

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Are You Talkin' to Me?

True tales from the similarly named

ANDRE' DAVIS
Bills WR
Age: 27
6'1", 195

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ANDRA DAVIS
Browns LB
Age: 27
6'1", 254

COINCIDENTALLY, both were drafted by Cleveland in 2002. While Andre' made asplash, Andra was a backup who benefited from his teammate's success. "I'dcall to get stuff done around the house--carpet cleaning, things like that--andpeople would say, 'Good kickoff return,'" Andra recalls. "I'd be like,'I appreciate it.' Things got done quicker." Now, Andre' is aspecial-teamer with Buffalo, while Andra is Cleveland's defensive captain. Thetwo are close, and they share a bond. Says Andre', "We're probably thefirst guys to have their full names on their jerseys."

JIMMY WILLIAMS
Seahawks DB
Age: 27
5'11", 190

JIMMY WILLIAMS
Falcons CB
Age: 22
6'2", 216

WHILE ATLANTA'Srookie prefers to stay quiet on the subject--"I want to be myself, that'sall"--Seattle's veteran has plenty to say. "I'm the original," hesays, "but even my family was like, 'I heard you got traded to Atlanta!' Ihave cousins there who said, 'Call me when you get here.' I think they'vefigured it out by now." Several years ago, when the elder Williams was withthe 49ers, he says, "There was a James Williams--a D-lineman--and I got hischild-support bill in the mail. I was like, Oh, s---, I ain't even got kids. Ichewed the mail lady out."

REYNALDO HILL
Titans CB
Age: 24
5'11", 185

RENALDO HILL
Dolphins S
Age: 28
5'11", 190

THEY MET for thefirst time last year, though they were linked earlier when Reynaldo almostsucceeded Renaldo at Michigan State. "A coach who was recruiting him said,'We've had a Renaldo Hill here, so if you come, it will be like we never lost aRenaldo Hill,'" recalls the older Hill. "I think that scared him. Hewanted to go where he could start fresh." Reynaldo attended Florida, wherefolks got confused after Renaldo signed with Miami this year. Reynaldo said,"Everybody called and was like, 'Man, you signed with the Dolphins and youain't going to tell me?'"

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