Official SR Curmudgeon
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- Aug 1, 1997
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- Lafayette, LA
Thomas Stinson / The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
If there are 1,000 roads that lead to the NFL, Thomas Dimitroff in 1993 seemed to have missed every last exit when he found himself in Tokyo, coaching for Hitachi in a corporate football league.
Just 26, he found he enjoyed Japan so much that was he was considering staying on to become an English teacher when the call came from home — the call from father Tom Dimitroff is a recurrent element to the son's life — to suggest he might better review his options from back in Ohio. The Cleveland Browns might have something for him.
Which they did. On the grounds crew. So it was that Thomas Dimitroff returned from Asia to break into the league, drawing yard lines. NFL Route 1001. Full Story – Journal-Constitutionhttp://www.ajc.com/falcons/content/sports/falcons/stories/2008/01/16/dimitroff_0117.html