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Braxton and Gina Noble

When Braxton Noble wanted to learn how to throw a football, the teaching fell to his mother, although somewhat hesitantly.

“Braxton and I have been by ourselves since he was 4,” Gina Noble said.

“He’s always been interested in sports and he really wanted to play football as a young boy, against my better judgment. But that’s what he wanted to do,” she trailed off.

And because Braxton wanted it, well Gina ultimately wanted it, too, even if it meant getting out of her comfort zone.

“I thought I better get out in the yard,” she said.

Before she could teach her son to throw a football, Gina knew she had to learn to throw one herself. She got creative.

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