Originally posted by B650:
Rice caught bricks too. I'm seeing the similarities already.
I remember reading as a kid that Jerry caught bricks because his father was in masonry.
Can the original poster find an article about Crabtree and bricks? I found this:
"When I was younger, my brother used to throw the ball as hard as he could. He was six years older than me," Crabtree said. "I got tired of catching it with my chest - it was kind of hurting my chest. So I started using my hands more."
The 49ers' newest receiver said he also practices catching tennis balls one- and two-handed in order to "try to see the ball the whole way."
Rice had his bricks thrown by his bricklayer father, Crabtree has his tennis balls.
[ Edited by Gore_21 on Oct 23, 2009 at 6:35 AM ]