What were the odds that this track guy would make the U.S. National Sevens rugby squad after playing the sport for less than three months? What are the odds that he'd not only make the team, but earn a contract with Nike and the moniker, "The fastest rugby player in the world?"
What then were the odds that this 5-8, 166-pound budding rugby star would be signed to the Lions' practice squad? He hadn't played any real football in four years except briefly returning kicks at Ashland University. Heck, what were the odds he'd even be asked to tryout?
He did good. He ran the 40-yard dash one time for the Lions and posted a 4.22.
"I'd a run a 4.1 if they let me do it again," he said.
He might not have been kidding. Before he quit track and took his talents to rugby, he was considered the 36th fastest sprinter in the United States.
From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20131226/SPORTS0101/312260070#ixzz2oegOrKET