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As a go-to UCLA receiver, Jordan Payton is open for business
As a go-to UCLA receiver, Jordan Payton is open for business

UCLA's Jordan Payton has always been a receiver. Just ask his mom. Kathy Payton made that clear in Las Vegas years ago. Her son was an 8-year-old playing for a Pop Warner team, or rather he was watching from the sideline as a backup lineman. "We were losing the game and I knew Jordan could catch," Kathy Payton said. "I went down at halftime and asked the coach, 'Why don't you put Jordan in? Throw Jordan the ball.' He brushed me off a little. I told him again, 'He can really catch the ball. Give him a chance.'" Payton was sent in as a receiver with his team losing badly in the second half. He caught a long touchdown pass between two...

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