WATCH: Barnes overcomes tough obstacles

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Video description: NFL prospect Tavaris BarnesTavaris Barnes
Defensive End (2010 - 2014)
#9 6-3, 275
Jacksonville, FL

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wants to give back to his community.

"Growing up, I always heard I was a product of my environment but I'm not,. Barnes told WTLV. I didn't let [my neighborhood] make me who I was or who I was going to be. I've always wanted better for myself and to come back to places like this, help these people and show them that someone from this type of area can be a big influence and can make it."

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