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April 19, 2013

Wheatfield's Mulkey works out with Buffalo Bills

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Tonawanda News — "If the opportunity arises, I'm all for it," he said.

Training himself in Atlanta, Mulkey has reached out to contacts in the football world for strength and footwork workouts to follow. He rarely touches a basketball anymore, but that hasn't kept the Bills receivers from taunting him in practice.

"They keep reminding me that I am a basketball player," he said. "I've got that stigma with me when I'm on the field."

Mulkey's competitive nature has helped him overcome his relative lack of field experience.

"I've been away from it a while but I guess it's a little like riding a bike," he said. "It's a lot more fast-paced and detailed. But when I get on the field, I just compete."

A recruited walk-on at UB, Mulkey earned a scholarship after starting the final 10 games of his freshman year, and became the Bulls' top player in his redshirt senior season. That experience has given him confidence that he can beat the long odds to becoming a professional football player.

"It's worked before," he said, "Why can't it work again?"

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