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Chris Rice cut open a football, placed a lead weight inside the bladder, and sealed it back up with Superglue to create the first Rattle Ball prototype. It didn’t hold air for very long, but Rice knew he was on to something.VVN/Sean Morris

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Chris Rice invents football training tool

Millions of Americans flocked to quick-e-marts this week in the hopes of winning a $500 million Powerball jackpot. Instead of looking for wealth through random chance, Cottonwood resident Chris Rice has developed what he hopes to be a million-dollar idea. Called the Rattler or Rattle Ball, it's a training device to help football players secure the rock and lessen the possibility of turnovers.