Ryan Hoffman holds a panhandling sign, with his girlfriend, Michelle Pettigrew, in background, at a busy intersection in January in Lakeland, Fla.. Hoffman, once a 287-pound starting left tackle for a top-10 ranked  North Carolina football team, renowned for his toughness and durability, is now plagued with short-term memory problems and lives on the street, sometimes begging for money from passing cars.
Ryan Hoffman holds a panhandling sign, with his girlfriend, Michelle Pettigrew, in background, at a busy intersection in January in Lakeland, Fla.. Hoffman, once a 287-pound starting left tackle for a top-10 ranked North Carolina football team, renowned for his toughness and durability, is now plagued with short-term memory problems and lives on the street, sometimes begging for money from passing cars. Raleigh
Ryan Hoffman holds a panhandling sign, with his girlfriend, Michelle Pettigrew, in background, at a busy intersection in January in Lakeland, Fla.. Hoffman, once a 287-pound starting left tackle for a top-10 ranked North Carolina football team, renowned for his toughness and durability, is now plagued with short-term memory problems and lives on the street, sometimes begging for money from passing cars. Raleigh

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