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Quron Pratt embraces NFL challenge

Quron Pratt is unsure what the future holds.

This much is evident -- Pratt is going to revel in every minute he has with the Philadelphia Eagles.

An undrafted rookie free agent wide receiver from Rutgers, Pratt was raised in Burlington County (N.J.), not far from Lincoln Financial Field.

“I grew up 20 minutes from here, just over the [Tacony-Palmyra] Bridge,” Pratt told the Press of Atlantic City. “My whole family is Eagles fans. We were all at my grandmother's house watching the draft, and when the Eagles called after it was over, everyone started hugging and kissing each other. My parents even started crying.”

Pratt, a special-teams standout as well, has been practicing with a familiar jersey: No. 10. That used to belong to three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver DeSean Jackson before he was released in the offseason.

“I didn't have one favorite player on the Eagles, but I always used to watch DeSean because he's a great playmaker,” Pratt said. “My family laughed when they found out I got his number, and they told me I have some very big shoes to fill, but that doesn't bother me. I'm ready. I'm always up for a challenge.”

Pratt said he chose the Eagles over the Baltimore Ravens, the New York Giants and New York Jets.

“I'm glad to be here,” Pratt said.