The Dallas Cowboys made quite a splash with the addition of wide receiver CeeDee Lamb. The trials and tribulations he endured have paved the way for his newfound stardom in Dallas.

Lamb has suffered his fair share of tragic loss throughout his life, including the death of his uncle, Chester Ramirez Jr. According to Clarence E. Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, he says Ramirez had a significant impact on helping him maximize his potential:

“He inspired me to be the best football player and the best man to a household that I could be,” CeeDee Lamb said.

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CeeDee Lamb admits that the death of Ramirez and his stepdad Samuel Moreno Jr. within a span of two years took a heavy toll on him in high school.

“It was a lot to take in, especially at a young age,” Lamb said. “It is never good taking death easy.”

Although having to overcome such tragedy so early on presented its own set of challenges, it is clear that his family was able to provide important lessons for CeeDee Lamb both on and off the field. It is safe to say that he has done a stellar job of turning it into motivation for him to overcome in his journey to the NFL.

CeeDee Lamb is now slated to become an integral piece in one of the most talented offenses in the league. While expectations could not be any higher for the Cowboys heading into the 2020 NFL season, the rookie appears to be equipped with the mental fortitude to handle the pressure that comes with it.

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