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Home Field Advantage: Saints and their hometowns with Keith Kirkwood

Saints wide receiver grew up in Neptune Township, N.J.

New Orleans Saints receiver Keith Kirkwood grew up in Neptune Township, N.J. This photo essay features photos of his family, his high school and the town.

Photos by Andrew Mills

Throughout the playoffs will be showcasing the hometowns of players to give fans a look at the communities and the people that influenced them. The fifth part of our series of photos essays is a look at where wide receiver Keith Kirkwood grew up, Neptune Township, N.J..

The photo essay was shot by Andrew Mills, a a veteran photojournalist with NJ Advance Media, New Jersey's largest news organization. Born and raised in New Jersey, Mills has covered assignments all over the world, including two tours in the Middle East, three Olympic Games and five Super Bowls. In 2005, he was part of The Star-Ledger's team that was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news. But Mills may be best known for his 2017 images of former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie sitting in a beach chair with his family, enjoying a picture-perfect Fourth of July holiday weekend in a state park Christie ordered closed to the public during a nasty government shutdown.


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