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Rising Star: Darrien Newton

Playing with a purpose

Life is much bigger than football.

Last fall, Mount Vernon senior slot receiver Darrien Newton had his life turned upside down.

He tore the meniscus in his knee. His season would be over.

Eight days later, his older sister and best friend Amari was killed in a car accident.

As ABC7 sports reporter Scott Abraham shows us, now fully healthy, Darrien is playing with a purpose in his final high school season.

For the complete story click on the video above.

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