Redskins running back Roy Helu has gotten more coverage out of his slash-dash-hurdle-hammer-dash 28-yard touchdown run against Seattle, than any other play this year.
It was named the SportsCenter’s No. 4 Top Play of the Week. It was named the ESPN No. 4 Top NFL Plays of the 2011 Season. Redskins cartoonist Ben Ceccarelli even made a sweet comic, coining the term “Helu-copter.”
Now you can (and should) vote for this play as the inaugural “National Football League Honors: 2011 Play of the Year.” That is the premise of this particular blog post.
But as a bonus for your entertainment, it’s time for a fresh perspective on Hurricane Helu, who established his ability to take flight as a Nebraska Cornhusker. Here’s a recap of His Airness from his time with Big Red:
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As a double bonus, I found the ESPN coverage of Helu’s draft selection from April. Aside from a dose of nostaligia, pay special attention to Todd McShay’s criticisms of Helu for why he’s not a fit in W