Originally written September 10, 2013 on The Duck Stops Here:
De'Anthony Thomas is a great college football player, one of the most unique and exciting talents in the history of the game. Over his career he's averaged a touchdown every 8.5 times he touches the ball, and several of those have been of the "wow, what just happened!" variety. He stuns opposing crowds to silence. He can make an opposing tackler look silly in the open field, or other times he simply outruns them with an unknown gear only a few players ever possess. In the Virginia game Thomas took a 40-yard sweep around right end where three defenders had angles on him along the sideline. He outran all three and tight roped the sideline like a magician crossing the Grand Canyon, only The Black Momba did it with 4.3 speed. DAT's been electronically timed in the 100 meters in 10.31, and somehow he's one of those athletes that seems even faster with a football under his arm. It's the suddenness rather than just the raw, straight-line speed. He cuts so smo...
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