Originally written on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 10/5/12
Brandon Magee was a spectator for a dodgeball tournament at Centennial High School in Corona, Calif., when he realized Vontaze Burfict had rare athletic gifts. He already had a ball in one hand, and a guy threw another one at him and he caught it with the other hand, said Magee, a senior linebacker at Arizona State and Burficts former ASU and Centennial teammate. Hes standing there, holding two balls, and another guy throws a ball at his legs, hard. He drops both balls, jumps in the air, gets his body flat and vertical, dodges the ball and then lands on his stomach. I have never seen something so crazy in my life. I was like, 'Man, this guy is gonna get paid some day.'" Last spring, that belief was in doubt. Following a mercurial career at ASU marked by senseless penalties, disciplinary problems, a well-publicized run-in with a teammate and some breathtaking plays, Burficts stock fell from certain first-round pick to undrafted free agent after a poor showing at the NFL Scouting...
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