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Pace ranks Obama visit with winning Super Bowl

Andy Ouriel • Jul 6, 2012 at 4:24 PM

Before meeting President Barack Obama, Orlando Pace produced an illustrious 13-year NFL career by smashing linebackers and protecting quarterbacks.

But for this Sandusky native, chatting with the president ranks right up there with winning a Super Bowl and being selected as the No. 1 overall draft pick in 1997.

Community leaders selected Pace to introduce Obama during the president’s historic campaign stop Thursday afternoon in Sandusky’s Washington Park.

“It’s a once-in-a-lifetime moment,” Pace said in an exclusive interview with the Register. “I thought it was an awesome idea.”

Read more about Pace's interlude with the president in Friday's Register.

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