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McCallie football player withstands father's abuse, finds strength in family, faith

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McCallie's Cam Walker, center, is getting ready to sign a football scholarship with the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga on Wednesday. Picture with him are his mother, Debi Walker, right, and his brother Dallas. McCallie's Cam Walker, center, is getting ready to sign a football scholarship with the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga on Wednesday. Picture with him are his mother, Debi Walker, right, and his brother Dallas.
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It is a day as much about family as it is about football. In three days — national signing day — countless high school players will surround themselves with relatives, friends and coaches to celebrate an important accomplishment in their young lives.

Cam Walker will have his own group of excited supporters, including his mother and three brothers, with him as he signs scholarship papers with the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga on Wednesday morning.

And while it's not uncommon for high school kids to overcome obstacles just to reach such a significant day, the road that led Walker's family to Chattanooga, and ultimately the McCallie offensive lineman to earn a scholarship with the Mocs, has been a particularly winding and even heartbreaking one.

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