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JONATHAN HUNTINGTON, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 7:22 AM ET

VANCOUVER -- Dirty but smart.

Eskimo Rahim Abdullah called B.C. offensive linemen Rob Murphy and Jason Jimenez dirty to start the week, touching off a great amount of publicity.

But if you dig into the lives of these two hulking B.C. offensive tackles, they are two sharp cookies.

Forget about labelling them as big, dumb jocks.

"I speak Spanish (and) German," said Jimenez. "I am learning Mandarin in the off-season and I can understand Portuguese and Italian."

If that is not enough to open eyes, Jimenez wants to attain a law degree to go along with his two current degrees - political science and criminal justice.

"I want to get into foreign policy," he remarked. "I would like to work for the (American) state department."

Murphy is financially set for life after seven years in the NFL, but that hasn't stopped him from owning a commercial real estate company in Florida with two current NFL linemen.

"When you have money and you have guys that also have money, it is an easy way to turn a profit on property, especially in the Florida and Georgia area," said Murphy.

Jimenez is also heavily involved in the Vancouver community, making nearly 30 off-season appearances at schools and reading to children in hospitals.


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