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March 2013 - Signing Day Edition

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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������ where are they ������ where are they now? now? Former All-American Goalie Marty Turco Acclimates To A New Role Turco was the starting goaltender for the NHL���s Dallas Stars from 2000-10 and became the winningest goalie in franchise history. photo courtesy dallas stars (Inset photo courtesy team canada) By Chris Balas Life wasn���t as always as charmed as it now seems for New England Patriots and former Michigan punter Zoltan Mesko. He was only 3�� years old when he lived in modest quarters in Romania at the height of the country���s revolution in 1989, but he can recall gunfire on Christmas Eve that left stray bullet holes in his family���s balcony. His parents each brought home about $100 a month when food didn���t cost much less than it did in the United States. It took a lottery win ��� literally ��� to change their fortunes. The Meskos took a chance when the United States Government held a green card drawing in 1997, and they won one of only 55,000 visas awarded from millions of applicants. They started modestly in a small apartment in New York before moving to Euclid, Ohio, and then finally to Twinsburg, Ohio, where Mesko blossomed as an athlete, earning ��� and accepting ��� a scholarship offer to Michigan. His parents never settled, eventually becoming engineers and teach-

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