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    In a ballroom at the Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg, Va. Friday morning, Hall of Fame athletes like Washington Redskins legend Sonny Jurgensen and 10-time NBA champion Sam Jones were reduced to mere faces in a crowd. That's because Redskins legend Bobby Mitchell had assembled 45 Hall of Famers to participate in his 21st annual fundraiser, the Bobby Mitchell Autotrader.com Hall of Fame Golf Classic.

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    Like a lot of high school football players, Ramon Hilliard, 15, dreams of NFL superstardom. "I want to be the best running back ever. Not alive — ever," he said at the Lansdowne Resort near Leesburg, Va., Saturday night.

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    Calling timeout for patients

    Like a lot of high school football players, Ramon Hilliard, 15, dreams of NFL superstardom. "I want to be the best running back ever. Not alive — ever," he said at the Lansdowne Resort near Leesburg, Va., Saturday night.

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  • "I've been so excited about this evening, I started sweating about two hours ago," Mr. Mitchell told the crowd. "My clothes are soaking wet."

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  • "That is between Jim and the Browns organization," said Mitchell, who also played for Washington. "My career was the result of being with a lot of great players like Jim Brown and a great coach in Paul Brown. When I came back here, it wasn't about beating them but proving I was worthy of playing against them."

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