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Flynn's father a "huge influence"

February 16, 2012 - Burt Angeli
Soon-to-be former Packer quarterback Matt Flynn has a tough critic in his dad, Alvin.

Flynn, a free agent drawing much interest, comes from a family of five, according to Jeff Diamond of

"My mom always says I got my athletic ability from her, but my dad was a huge influence and the reason I started playing quarterback," Flynn says of his father, a former Baylor quarterback. “We spent hours and days out there throwing the football — with him telling me to keep my elbow up.

“He taught me how to play the game, everything about quarterback mechanics and being mentally strong. Basically everything I knew about the position until I got to college, and he still influences me.

“After the 480-yard game against Detroit, he said, 'Good job but there's a couple of things you can do to be even better.' "



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