For this edition of  #ThrowbackThursday, we honor the early mentors/coaches that make these athletes what they are today. Long before the touchdowns, big money contracts, super model girlfriends and flashy life style were these folks helping mold their game, shape their lives and preventing them from disastrous decisions.

Where would Tom Brady be without the help of Tom Martinez? Lebron would not be winning his third mvp without the tremendous help of Dru Joyce II.

Below is a video that highlights one those mentors, Coach Charles Collins, who helped guide the life and football career of a once directionless knucklehead that one day became Ochocinco.



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