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Lots of folks around already know that Super Bowl star receiver, Marques Colston, has ties close to the area.

Colston, who led the New Orleans Saints with seven catches for 83 yards in the victory over Indianapolis, graduated from Susquehanna Township High near Harrisburg.

More than two dozen supporters crammed into the family home in Susquehanna Township to watch the Saints' playoff run.

But the ties are really even closer to York County.

Former York City Councilman, Wm. Lee Smallwood, wanted us to know that Colston's father, James Colston, and his grandmother, Rosa Belle Colston, were active in Civil Rights and Democratic politics in York from the 1950s through the 1980s.

Smallwood often shared rides with Colston, now deceased, to work at the Pennsylvania Department of Community Affairs in the early 1970s.

Marques Colston's, stepmother, Irma Colston, still lives in York City.

And Smallwood? He relocated to New Orleans in time to revel in the Saints winning their first Super Bowl -- thanks, in part, to the son of his long-time friend.

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