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Green Bay’s Andrew Quarless Returns To L.I. High School

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Andrew Quarless speaks at Uniondale High School - Uniondale, NY - Feb 16, 2011 - Photo: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880

Andrew Quarless speaks at Uniondale High School – Uniondale, NY – Feb 16, 2011 – Photo: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880

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UNIONDALE, NY (WCBS 880) - A champion of the Midwest has returned to his alma mater on Long Island.

WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reports from Uniondale

Andrew Quarless of the Green Bay Packers is seen at Super Bowl XLV at Cowboys Stadium - Arlington, TX - Feb 6, 2011 - Photo: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Andrew Quarless of the Green Bay Packers is seen at Super Bowl XLV at Cowboys Stadium - Arlington, TX - Feb 6, 2011 - Photo: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

With a big smile on his face, Green Bay Packers tight end Andrew Quarless said his life has been incredible the last year.

“Anything you put your mind to, you can do,” said Quarless.

Quarless graduated from Uniondale High School four years ago and, just weeks ago, helped his team beat the Pittsburgh Steelers and win the Super Bowl in North Texas.

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“I can’t explain it. It’s just an amazing feeling to be a rookie and be a Super [Bowl] champ,” Quarless said at Uniondale High School on Wednesday. “A lot of guys don’t even see that throughout their whole career.”

Quarless spoke to the hundreds of students gathered and encouraged them to reach for the stars, saying “dreams can come true.”

18-year-old student Alana McDonald got Quarless’s message loud and clear.

“Stay in school. Staff off drugs. Without school, you can’t go anywhere,” she said.

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