WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WEST VA (WVUE) - You would be hard-pressed to find anyone in New Orleans not pulling for Delvin Breaux. At one point in his football career, he was a high profile recruit at McDonough 35 but then a broken neck his senior year nearly ended everything.
The injury prevented him from playing at LSU, thus he had to go to the arena league, then to the Canadian Football League before finally catching on with his hometown team at the age of 25,
"It's a dream come true, like I said," Breaux said. "It's very inspiring. [I'm] glad to be out here working, grinding, continuing to keep putting in work and hopefully making the 53 man roster. That's the biggest thing right now."
What makes this story even better is that so far, he's more than just a feel good story. Breaux has been incredibly productive through two weeks of camp. He's running with the first team at nickel and second team on the outside.
His progress thus far has caught the eye of his teammates including one he says he met in New Orleans well before the NFL was ever a possibility.
"I saw Brandon Browner walking down the street and I got excited and was like 'Man that's Brandon Browner!' I finally get to meet him. I went down there and started talking to him, you know, just going through the arena football stuff and we were just talking and I was like 'I'm going to be up there with you in the NFL just wait.' And he was like 'Alright bro, can't wait to see you.'"
Browner remembers the encounter vividly.
"I met him down on St. Charles at one of the parades and the guy was like 'I'm going to meet you there. I'll be there,'" Browner recalled.
While he has done well through two weeks of camp in West Virginia, Breaux knows he still has a long way to go.
"I'm still working at it. I can't say that I'm there yet. Just getting up, taking reps everyday is getting my confidence built up and I kind of see I'm going to be ready for this league."