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From Worst to “Bess”: Davone Bess’ Journey from the City to the Spotlight

Article By on 6th July, 2009

... up in Oakland, California, he lived about as rough of a childhood as anyone; growing up with a mostly single mother and never had a true "father figure" to look up to. Additionally, at the age of 10, he witnessed the murder of his Uncle at a birthday party.

But Bess wasn't about to be trapped and wasn't going to go down the same road as those before him.

Bess became the first person in his family to attend college and the first person on his dad's side to pass high school. 

During his years at Skyline High School, Bess became a letterman in football, basketball, and baseball. In football, he was an All-City wide receiver and led the team to the league championship.

Although he was off to a good start, ...

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