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This Fresno State defensive back has a toothpick in his mouth. When did it begin?

Juju Hughes gets noticed for the plays he makes as a senior leader in the Fresno State defensive backfield.

And now, for the toothpick in his mouth while he’s on the field.

Yup, a toothpick.

Superstition? No, says Hughes.

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Then what is it?

“It’s something I’ve been doing since my sophomore, junior year in high school” at Hanford. “Got my braces off and it’s just how I started doing it and it became my thing.