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Seahawk lineman offers a helping hand to youth of Malden

NFL lineman and Malden High School alum Breno Giacomini encourages Gabriel Padilla, 15, during his football skills camp
NFL lineman and Malden High School alum Breno Giacomini encourages Gabriel Padilla, 15, during his football skills camp Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff

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Football has been a tool to success for Breno Giacomini. Now the 6-foot-7, 325-pound gentle giant is using that tool to inspire youth in his hometown of Malden, in an effort to turn around the struggling city.

Last weekend, a numbers of his teammates were undoubtedly relaxing at home before the first week of training camp in the National Football League. But the 27-year-old Giacomini, the starting right tackle for the Seattle Seahawks hosted his 4th annual three-day football skills minicamp at Macdonald Stadium, assisted by his former teammate at Louisville, Gary Barnidge, now a tight end for the Cleveland Browns, and 30 other volunteers.

Joe Pappagallo, varsity football coach at Malden High, has watched the 2004 graduate develope into a fine athlete. But he is more proud of Giacomini’s growth as a young man.

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