Football: Patriots’ Amendola the ultimate pro, but he appreciates his roots

He arrived at Houston’s NRG Stadium with limited fanfare, just one of Tom Brady’s many weapons with the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots.

But Danny Amendola, the Patriots’ seventh-year wide receiver, is more than just a cog in the New England machine. He’s a magician at finding seams in a zone defense. He’s always had a splendid pair of hands. One lost season with the St. Louis Rams led to the perception that he was injury prone.

But the former star for The Woodlands Highlanders keeps coming back, and he keeps producing. And in February, Amendola and the Patriots won their fourth Super Bowl of the Tom Brady/Bill Belichick era, a thrilling victory over the defending champion Seattle Seahawks. click here for complete story