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Deafness is no obstacle for Arena Football player

During an autograph session, Martel Van Zant gets a hug from a Wolves fan. During an autograph session, Martel Van Zant gets a hug from a Wolves fan. (Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff)
By Stan Grossfeld
Globe Staff / June 2, 2009

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The ball squirts loose in the end zone. The crowd screams, and defensive back Martel Van Zant scoops it up, saving a touchdown. His teammates hug him, the fans pound their Thunderstix, and rock music blares throughout Verizon Wireless Arena. (Full article: 1271 words)

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