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Redskins TE Jordan Reed Stays Sharp With Help Of State-Based 'Mind Coach'

Redskins TE Jordan Reed Stays Sharp With Help Of State-Based 'Mind Coach'

The conversations may be lengthy and by phone, or they may consist of a series of text messages.

Jordan Reed, emerging NFL star and Connecticut native, will reach out to his old friend and mentor after every game and connect a few times per week. Erik Wolfgang-Pinto, a Manchester-based licensed clinical social worker, is always prepared with advice and guidance.

It's a relationship forged a decade ago, when Reed was a freshman quarterback at New London High and Wolfgang-Pinto was a volunteer coach for the program. Reed is now the Washington Redskins' tight end and will be playing against the Patriots on Sunday in Foxborough, Mass.

Wolfgang-Pinto, after years of working...

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