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Berkshire Eagle: Correia trades court for gridiron

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Howard Herman of the Berkshire Eagle has a story on Gary Correia's transition for the hardwood to the gridiron this fall.

"The structure is a little bit different," said Correia. "In basketball, there's more running and being up and down. The conditioning is a little bit different. This game is a little more physical.  

"Other than that, being a part of a team and part of a group, that's all the same."  

It is often said that once you learn how to ride a bicycle, you don't forget it. Is it the same if you haven't played football since 2007? Correia laughed and said no.  

"Not at all. It was like trying to drive a Mack truck," the former guard said with a smile. "It was like something I'd never done before. It was a little bit crazy."

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