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Cassel part of Super hype

TAMPA — Patriots QB Matt Cassel is scheduled to be in Tampa later this week as part of the Super Bowl XLIII hype. Cassel will be here with Gatorade.

Gatorade, which is re-branding itself as “G”, will have a “studio” set up in the Tampa Convention Center. Cassel is one of the athletes scheduled to be present to assist in the marketing efforts.

What a difference a year makes for Cassel.

At this time last year, he was a backup who didn’t draw much media attention in the Patriots’ pursuit of a perfect season in Super Bowl XLII. After helping lead the Patriots to an 11-5 record in 2008, Cassel’s profile has risen.

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Last week, Cassel made the media rounds after winning the Vizio Top Value Performer Award.

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