He resumed his football career five years ago after it was dormant for a decade. After being a standout tight end and defensive end at Fullerton High School in California, he ignored advice and chose to play basketball at UC Irvine instead of football at a larger college.

Pictured: In this Aug. 19, 2017, file photo, Detroit Lions tight end Darren Fells lines up against the New York Jets during a preseason NFL football game in Detroit. The Lions signed Fells in March and he’s developing into a two-way tight end. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)                   

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