Not long ago, Geno Atkins, Patrick Peterson, and Jason Pierre-Paul were wowing high school football fans in Broward County with their exploits on the gridiron.
Now, all three are playing in front of much larger audiences in the NFL.
Earlier this week, the Broward trio was honored for their respective performances this season, earning spots on NFL.com's All-Under-25 Team.
Atkins, a former standout at St. Thomas Aquinas, had 12.5 sacks this season for the Cincinnati Bengals, while Peterson (who was known as Patrick Johnson during his Blanche Ely days) had seven interceptions and broke up 17 passes this season for the Arizona Cardinals.
Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, a former Deerfield Beach star, had 6.5 sacks this season for the Giants and even returned an interception for a touchdown (always a big deal for the big guys).
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