MUNCIE, Ind. -- Torieal Gibson. Travis Freeman. Jason Pinkston. Aaron Morris.
For Ball State football fans, these are household names.
Although they serve different roles on the football field, they all represent the same neighborhood -- Glenville.
"All the negativity you could think about," says Freeman on his path to Ball State from Glenville. "Drugs, money, sex, fighting, killing -- I've seen it all. Anything I could latch on to for getting out of the area, is what I was looking for. Football gave me the opportunity."
Ball State Sports Link's Ben Wagner, Chris Renkel and Joe Sailer have this SL exclusive.
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