San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews’ mother Tricia gave birth to him when she was 16. The child’s father abandoned them. With no place to go, mother and newborn son lived for fours months in a 1969 Oldsmobile. Tracing his path from homeless to the NFL.
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