Former Lithia Springs Star Scores Huge Deal
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Posted Mar 3, 2008

Calvin Pace, the former Wake Forest and Arizona Cardinals player, signs with the New York Jets.

Former Lithia Springs High star Calvin Pace has reached a free agent contract agreement with the NFL's New York Jets according to reports.

The defensive end/linebacker had played for the Arizona Cardinals for five years after being selected in the first round out of Wake Forest.

The deal for the Georgia native calls for $26 million to be paid in the contract's first three years and makes Pace one of the highest paid linebackers in NFL history.

Pace starred at Lithia Springs High before earning a football scholarship at Wake Forest.

For his career, he boasts 187 tackles and 14 sacks in 67 games played.

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