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Grit and determination
"It's not about the fame, it is about pride, and about making a positive contribution on the field," Tafoya said. "I want to know that I am doing my best work each and every game." Tafoya earned early honors as a Blue Chip All-American while attending Pittsburg (Calif) High School. During his prep career, He achieved 105 tackles while also lettering in baseball and track. The youngest of three children, Tafoya has always enjoyed athletic competition. Tampa Bay selected Tafoya in the seventh round (234th overall) in the 2001 draft. He was waived by the Bucs at the end of training camp, then signed by the Bears for the practice squad midway through the season. For a player on the fringe of making the team every year, determination goes a long way. "You can never let yourself give up. That was true in high school, in college...
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