Originally posted on Helmet2Helmet  |  Last updated 10/1/12

LeSean McCoy has established himself as a premiere NFL running back, which is impressive considering he’s just 24-years-old and in his fourth season. With jaw-dropping lateral movement and gamebreaking explosion, the man they call “Shady” seemed destined for fame in Philadelphia.

But don’t take my word for it.

In case anyone was wondering Lesean McCoy used to break my ankles all the time in practice

— Andrew Taglianetti (@Andrew_Tags) October 1, 2012

Andrew Taglianetti is a senior defensive back at the University of Pittsburgh and former college teammate of McCoy’s. On Sunday, he shared an interesting tidbit about the Eagles’ superstar — that he went third-person on the field.

The best part of Shady shaking people in practice was he would say “McCoy” as he jukes you. Absolutely fascinating.

— Andrew Taglianetti (@Andrew_Tags) October 1, 2012

Fascinating, indeed. Even more so considering Taglianetti posted that during Sunday Night Football, when McCoy rushed for 123 yards in a win over the Giants, displaying his trademark moves.

It remains unclear if he shed his old habit, though it’s probable Big Blue defenders heard a faint “McCoy” as he zipped past them.

[H/T Deadspin]

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