Lacy used to overcoming obstacles

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by WDJT Sports

GREEN BAY - As Packers organized team activities began in Green Bay, the eyes of a nation were diverted to the aftermath of the deadly tornado in Oklahoma.

Eddie Lacy knows something about making it through a natural disaster.

Lacy and his family were forced to leave New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina wiped out their home and many of their possessions. The Lacy family moved to Baton Rouge, where Lacy starred at Dutchtown High School, just 20 miles from Baton Rouge.

Lacy says that, after making it through Katrina, he's seen life go as low as it can go.

The Packers second round pick has been determined to succeed despite doubters, including those at LSU who barely noticed as Lacy ran over defenders in high school. Instead, Lacy went to Alabama - and came back to New Orleans to beat LSU in the National Championship Game.

Slipping to thew 61st overall pick, and fighting for a spot in the Packers' backfield, is hardly a life-altering challenge for the Packers new running back.

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