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Former Patriot Jermaine Wiggins gives pep talk

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Former New England Patriots tight end and Boston native Jermaine Wiggins (in hat, with Artists for Humanity cofounder Jason Talbot to his left) delivered a motivational pep talk to 100 students at the Artists for Humanity EpiCenter in Southie on Tuesday. Artists for Humanity’s mission is to help under-resourced youth, and Wiggins, who played for five NFL teams, described his own struggles growing up in a low-income household in East Boston.