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Foxboro, Mass. (NEWS CENTER) - New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendolawas born, grew up, and spent most of his life in Texas. His roots though extend all the way back to New England, including Maine.

The six-year NFL veteran spent a year of his childhood in Waterboro when his father Willie was the head coach at Massabesic in 1986.

The family moved back to Texas a year later.

Amendola's father is originally from Boston, while his mother currently lives there.

The 27-year old returned to Maine a year ago to attend the funeral of his aunt.