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Former NFL running back T. J. Duckett fell into depression when football career ended, but philanthropy and volunteerism gave him a lifeline.

"After living the dream for a decade, T.J. Duckett fell into depression in 2009 when the clock stopped on his professional football career.... That's when a two-and-a-half year depression set in. Duckett, 33, experimented in different business areas and eventually emerged from his funk with a new passion for volunteering and community service. 'I dug into my spirit and who I was. I came out of that realizing life to me is about serving people and helping the community,' he said." -- Matt Egan, CNN.com

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