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How William Holmquist, born almost deaf, stepped in to help Duke win a bowl game

By Steve Wiseman

Duke UniversityDETROIT - William Holmquist came to Duke to study at the school’s renowned Fuqua School of Business and, hopefully, help the football team.

A hard-working reserve all season, Holmquist found himself pressed into full-time kicking and punting duties for the Quick Lane Bowl.

Duke’s No. 1 kicker and punter, Austin Parker, was dismissed from the team earlier this month. That left Holmquist, who was born almost completely deaf, to handle both jobs in the bowl game.

Read more & view video: http://www.newsobserver.com/sports/college/acc/duke/article191726784.html

Source: The News & Observer

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