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Sunday, October 13, 2019

LeGarrette Blount: Athleticism Over Size

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back LeGarrette Blount, all 6′, 247 pounds of him, showed us again on Sunday how athletic a big man can be. In the third quarter of the Bucs’ 38-15 victory over the Seattle Seahawks, Blount did this to Seahawks safety Lawyer Milloy:

If it’s any consolation to Milloy, he’s not the first to get hurdled by Blount — LeGarrette did it earlier this season against the Cardinals and several times throughout his college career at Oregon — so it shouldn’t come as a surprise, but it does every time. Blount has gained 941 yards rushing over 12 games in his rookie season after going undrafted because of character concerns. The Chinese hurdlers could learn a thing or two from Blount.

Photo Credit: AP Photo/Chris O’Meara

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