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Bright future for Seals-Jones

9/17/2011

SEALY, Texas -- The field house at Sealy High School is a virtual scrapbook to Ricky Seals-Jones' family history.

In the middle of the east wing hangs a framed picture of his uncle and namesake, Ricky Seals, who died in a car accident in 1990 on the same day that he qualified for the state track meet in the 100-meter dash.

Most thought Seals was headed for greatness, much like that of the man whose picture hangs next to his. Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson is a Sealy graduate and Ricky Seals-Jones' cousin.

"Every time I walk through the halls, I touch both of them to look over me and give me guidance," Seals-Jones said.