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With a Lightning-Quick First Step, Mo Hurst Is Ready to Disrupt the NFL

Mo Hurst is a blur. As he gets into his stance, he coils up 292 pounds of energy. With his eyes trained on the football, he itches to unleash it. H...

The Young Pro: Christian Kirk Has Been Working Like an NFL Veteran His Entire Football Life

From the moment he first strapped on a helmet, Christian Kirk has had visions of becoming a professional football player. "I started playing when I...

Brad Stevens Offers Crucial Advice to New Coaches

Brad Stevens might be just 41 years old, but he's already established himself as one of the most respected coaches in basketball. At Butler, he twi...

Ohio State's Sam Hubbard Went From Lanky Lacrosse Star to Terrifying Defensive End Prospect

Sam Hubbard's recruitment to Ohio State began at a dodgeball game. In 2012, Urban Meyer stopped by Archbishop Moeller High School (Cincinnati, Ohio...

How Former Zero-Star Recruit Levi Wallace Walked on at Alabama and Built Himself Into an NFL-Caliber Cornerback

Just a few short years ago, Levi Wallace thought his football career was over. He graduated from Tucson (Arizona) High School with exactly zero sch...

Meet the Ironman of the 2018 Draft: Michigan's Mason Cole Carries His 104 Consecutive Start Streak Into the NFL

Mason Cole has one of the most unique streaks in all of football. At East Lake High School (Tarpon Springs, Florida), Cole seized a starting spot a...

How the Ultra-Versatile Jaylen Samuels Became the Most Intriguing Offensive Weapon in the 2018 NFL Draft

In football recruiting, you'll occasionally see a player's position listed as "ATH." The abbreviation is short for "Athlete," and it's reserved for...

Meet Vita Vea: The Freakish 347-Pound Defensive Tackle Ready to Ruin Your Game Plan

Imagine a football player. Got it? Now, imagine him bigger. Like 6-foot-4, 347 pounds big. Now imagine he can Bench Press 225 pounds for over 40...

Former Mizzou Linebacker Eric 'Zeus' Beisel Has Dedicated His Life to the Pursuit of a Championship

The sun is setting over the practice field at Rockwood Summit High School, but one player remains. Dripping sweat, he squats across from a one-man ...

Magic Mike: How Former Quarterback Mike Hughes Became the Most Exciting Cornerback in the 2018 Draft

The War on I-4. That's what they call the rivalry between the USF Bulls and the UCF Knights, a nod to the fact the two institutions are separated b...

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