Nick Cross, the NFL's youngest player, in line to start Week 1 for Indianapolis Colts INDIANAPOLIS — This may be a memorable

week within the life of Nick Cross. On Saturday, he's going to rejoice his twenty first birthday. On Sunday, he may want to make his

first NFL begin in opposition to the Texans. He is the youngest participant within the NFL, the handiest one in every of 1,696 who isn't 

 yet of legal ingesting age. He became born on Sept. 10, 2001, one day before September 11. According to a observe by means of Bookies.Com, 

the following-youngest player is Giants defensive back Cordale Flott, who grew to become 21  weeks in the past. And yet Cross has

spent this summer season doing things that 20-yr-olds aren't supposed in an effort to do, like steady a starting spot on a team's unofficial intensity

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"He’s not your ordinary 21-12 months-antique," Colts instruct Frank Reich said. "This guy is notably mature in a variety of ways, and I don’t 

get that from just speaking to him because he’s kind of a quiet man, but you watch his habits. ... He's very disciplined. He’s a very disciplined man or woman.