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TEXANS84
05-05-2005, 03:50 PM
Great find of his history that most of us don't know about. Makes you really appreciate life, and the things that Antwan had to go through growing up.

Its a really long article written when he was in college, but extremely worth the read. Makes me have a new respect for him and his accomplishments.
http://www.enquirer.com/bearcats/img/photos/2001/06/061701peek_120x184.jpg
"Out of Chaos"

The Antwan Peek Story (http://www.enquirer.com/bearcats/2001/06/17/uc_out_of_chaos_uc_star.html)

Rosusu
05-05-2005, 04:02 PM
Wow, great story. He is a great guy and plays with passion. I didnt know he had such a rough past. Good find btw.

Mean Machine
05-05-2005, 04:04 PM
Thank you so much for this story link. I think sometimes we all forget that our Texans are humans just like all of us, and they have stories, and history that is unique like everyone of us too.
A very good read.
Thanks
Gary

TopTexanFan16
05-05-2005, 04:43 PM
awesome article, maybe we all know now why he plays with so much passion and maybe gets a lil angry on the feild, i like that about him i like is passion for the game.

CoachJim
05-05-2005, 05:23 PM
Great read ... I now see where that fire & intensity come from. Rock on AP :headbang:

GLM
05-05-2005, 05:30 PM
Thanks for the link. That's an excellent story.

gtexan02
05-05-2005, 05:41 PM
Sort of reminds me of Ed Reed's past. Thats why he plays with so much anger too, I think

Double Barrel
05-05-2005, 05:52 PM
Wow. What a great guy. I think he's my new hero on the Texans. I can't even imagine having to overcome that kind of adversity, much less surviving it and becoming a good person full of love and free of bitterness.

keyfro
05-05-2005, 06:09 PM
you know this was a great story...in a time when sports is flooded with negative stories of contract holdouts, players and coaches fueding, contact with referees, and drugs...this is a story to remind us that players are people and not all of them are using drugs and steriods...some of them are using their past as motivation to better themselves and those who matter the most to them...congrates to antwan peek for overcoming the odds and being the man he is today

THEFUTURE
05-05-2005, 10:50 PM
sent chills through my body, that was great, for everyone that said his character didnt embody what the Texans organization was all about, think again. he is the pure embodiment of a Texan

B.Diddy
05-06-2005, 02:12 PM
A very inspirational story

Negative Jesus
05-06-2005, 02:31 PM
WOW ! This truly gives me alot more respect for Twan . He was already my favorite Texan , and now I'm even a bigger fan . What a great guy . Thanks for the link .

El Tejano
05-06-2005, 02:33 PM
Antwan Peek is my new favorite football player.

With all due respect to my man AJ, Vinny could you please change my avatar to an Antwan Peek picture?

TEXANS84
05-06-2005, 02:33 PM
for everyone that said his character didnt embody what the Texans organization was all about, think again.

Exactly. That was the emphasis on this thread.

THEFUTURE
05-06-2005, 02:37 PM
look for a lot of peek avatars to be poppin up, :highfive:

Negative Jesus
05-06-2005, 02:38 PM
look for a lot of peek avatars to be poppin up, :highfive:
My thoughts exactly . :thumbup

TexansNeedRBin05
05-06-2005, 02:39 PM
Atwana Peek=Texan! :thumbup

I couldnt imagine going through that (I sorta wanna cry!)

GP
05-06-2005, 04:20 PM
Here's a cool photo of Peek.

Paste this into your browser, scroll down to the bottom of the page:

http://www.nationalchamps.net/NCAA/2002Preseason/cincinnati.htm

The poor QB has NO clue that he's about to get cracked.

Porky
05-06-2005, 05:49 PM
This reminds me very much of the Antwoine Fisher story, which was a great movie. I highly recommend it for those who haven't seen it. I hope he is not sharing his newfound wealth with his Mother, who doesn't seem to deserve it. I hope he bought Carolyn a nice house, and I am glad to see his Father has straightened himself out.

The best quote was from Carolyn: A woman can't teach a boy to be a man.

Truer words were never spoken. Not to make this political, but that's why a boy needs a two parent household if at all possible, or at least a strong male influence, which his coach probably provided. Antwaan is one of the lucky ones. There are many others who were left behind because they didn't have an "Aunt Carolyn" to look out for them.

BTW - Did anyone else think to themselves how big his cousion would be as an adult? That was really sad. At age 13, Reesie was 6-foot-3 and had size-15 1/2 feet. He weighed 275 pounds. How would the Peek cousins have looked on our defense. Reesie on the Dline, taking on two blockers, to free his cousin to make the QB sack. :highfive:

Tedc
05-07-2005, 10:59 AM
Antwaan "Freakin" Peek!

wiley2002
05-07-2005, 02:56 PM
I think I see where the intensity comes from. Remember what TJ said about not being able to stop a bull until it's dead? Well we have another bull in the herd. This is no longer a Steel Blue Wrecking Crew, this is a dang stampede waiting to happen.

281
05-07-2005, 02:57 PM
Here's a cool photo of Peek.

Paste this into your browser, scroll down to the bottom of the page:

http://www.nationalchamps.net/NCAA/2002Preseason/cincinnati.htm

The poor QB has NO clue that he's about to get cracked.

An insipring story...

I read that article, gp... It says Peek has 4.54 speed!!! I can't wait to see him start! :drool:

ATX
05-08-2005, 02:27 PM
wow, almost put tears in my eyes. love how he beat up the guy who hit his momma. i'd do the same. man, they need to make a movie out of this story.