June 13, 2014
EAST LANSING, Mich. - The deal is finally done - Darqueze Dennard has officially signed his first NFL contract with the Cincinnati Bengals.
In an msuspartans.com exclusive feature, "Deep Roots in Dry Branch" is a look into Dennard's journey from Twiggs County, Georgia, to becoming a first-round NFL draft pick. This extended cut of the original story from the "Spring Edition" of "Spartan Football All-Access" takes you to where it all began for Dennard. Hear from high school coaches and family members as they talk about Dennard's journey, and what it means to their community. Get a glimpse of Dennard's home as his family hosts a cookout the day before the NFL Draft, step onto the Twiggs County Football field, go into his high school locker room, and share the moment as his name gets called on draft day.
"Deep Roots in Dry Branch" was shot, edited and produced by Ryan McPhail and Justin Garant