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Jonathan Baldwin's Hometown Goes Under The Spotlight

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ESPN's Rick Reilly traveled to Pennsylvania to do a story on the football phenomenon in Aliquippa, which happens to be the hometown of Kansas City Chiefs WR Jonathan Baldwin.

Usually when a first round pick comes from a smaller town -- ESPN cites 12,000 as the population -- he's the biggest story around but that's not really the case in Aliquippa as there are more than a few very well-known NFL folks to come out of the small Pennsylvania town including Mike Ditka, Tony Dorsett, Ty Law, Darrelle Revis, Sean Gilbert and Baldwin.

Population hit nearly 30,000 in 1940 but the closing of the steel mill in the 1980s caused the population to drop.

Check out the video feature on ESPN.com about Aliquippa. It's pretty interesting stuff and Baldwin is even quoted a couple of times.

This isn't even the definitive story on Aliquippa and its relationship to the NFL. Sports Illustrated had a lengthy feature on the town back in January 2011.