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TE Manumaleuna Coaching At Old High School During Lockout

With no OTAs or mini-camps to attend during the lockout, Bears tight end Brandon Manumaleuna is spending part of his offseason as a volunteer assistant at his old high school, writes Tony Ciniglio of the Press Telegram.

“Not only has he been playing and enjoying a stellar career in the NFL, but he’s an alum of Narbonne,” head coach Manuel Douglas said of Manumaleuna. “For him to come out, volunteering his time and to instill that work ethic, that’s huge. And the kids have really responded.”

Manumaleuna’s nephew plays tight end on the team, and Ciniglio reports the 10-year veteran has been working with that position group and helping the whole team with their conditioning.

“I was just like a lot of them. I put in my two hours, then I’d go home and have McDonald’s,” said Manumaleuna. “I was fortunate to go to college and learn on the go. Hopefully, I can give them a head start.

“For me, I try to treat them all like men. As a teenager, I hated people talking down to me.”

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