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Toronto Sun - - SPORTS -

Wilder’s phone was pre­dictably blow­ing up with mes­sages of con­grat­u­la­tions af­ter the game, but al­ready at hal­time he said he snuck a peek at his phone and saw a mes­sage from his dad to keep it go­ing in the se­cond half and do even bett­ter. James Wilder Sr., a Pro Bowl run­ning back in 1984 with the Tampa Bay Buc­ca­neers as part of his solid nine-year NFL ca­reer, re­mains based in Tampa and would have been at the game had it not been for the cleanup ne­ces­si­tated from Hur­ri­ance Irma last week­end. The Wilder home had some mi­nor flood­ing dam­age and lost power tem­po­rar­ily, but came out of the storm in de­cent shape. Wilder Jr. is ex­pect­ing

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