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Avant's Advice: Don't Be A Hero

Posted Dec 27, 2013

Wide receiver Jason Avant is no stranger to the playoffs.

As one of the longest-tenured players on the team, the eighth-year veteran has played in seven playoff games not including the win-or-go-home Week 17 clash with Dallas in the 2008 season.

With a relatively young team, the average age is 26.1 years old, there are a lot of players who are experiencing playoff football for the first time. Avant's advice to those players: don't be a hero.

"Just tell them to keep doing the same thing that you've been doing to get us in that position. Don't be a hero," Avant said. "Just keep going out and do the same things over and over and you make plays together as a team. A lot of times there are individuals looking to steal the spotlight. Play the game within yourself and continue to get better."

In those seven playoff games (three starts), Avant has 20 catches for 238 yards and a touchdown. The touchdown came in the Eagles' last playoff game, the 2010 Wild Card matchup against Green Bay.

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