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Colts WR Pierre Garcon thankful family members in Haiti are safe
Just over two days before the biggest game of his young career, football is the furthest thing from Colts receiver Pierre Garcon's mind.
After the devastation in Haiti, Garcon, who attended high school in West Palm Beach but whose parents emigrated to the U.S. from Haiti, was frantically trying to find out if his family members were safe.
Luckily for Garcon, he received calls from relatives on Thursday alerting him that they were okay.
Said the 23-year old: "I heard from some family, got some good information. We're still looking for the rest of them."
Garcon admitted his focus, understandably so, has been off the past two days at practice as the Colts prepare to face the Ravens on Saturday in Indianapolis.
"You've got to deal with it," he said. "It's kind of tough, but there's not much you can do about it.
"It's nice to get support from a lot of people," he continued. "I really appreciate it. We need a lot more."
Garcon, the second-year man out of Mount Union College in Ohio, had a breakout season with 47 catches for 765 yards and four TDs.
He is using his new-found stardom to help the relief effort, as he is giving away autographed items to fans who donate money to the relief effort.
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