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Kessler talks past, present and future with BVarsity

Cody Kessler and his mother, Christie Kessler, in the TBC Media studio Thursday.

Before he heads to Browns rookie camp next week, former Centennial and USC quarterback Cody Kessler and his mother, Christie, stopped by the TBC Media studios in downtown Bakersfield on Thursday for an in-depth interview.

I came to Bakersfield during Kessler’s freshman year, just as he was beginning his varsity basketball career at Centennial, so I’ve followed him through plenty of ups and a few downs, too, from Centennial to Los Angeles and back. Then, last Friday, the Browns took Kessler with the 93rd pick of the NFL Draft.

In this interview, we discuss many of

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