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The Perfect Storm: How Quinnen Williams Became a Generational Talent

How does a player go from college back-up to potential No. 1 overall pick in under a year? It takes a perfect storm. For Quinnen Williams, that...

Stanley Morgan Jr. Shattered Records and Changed the Culture at Nebraska

There's a stifling humidity in southern Louisiana, and Stanley Morgan Jr. is staring down a monster. His foe is just a year older than himself, but wi...

Why David Montgomery Runs So Hard

"Ma, pull over. Pull over!" David Montgomery throws open the side door, yanks off his seat belt, and spews the contents of his stomach onto the asp...

How Isaiah Johnson Became the Most Athletic Cornerback Prospect in NFL History

Isaiah Johnson is a scout's dream. At 6-foot-2, 208 pounds with a titanic wingspan, the University of Houston product has intimidating size for a c...

Driven Not To Be Another Statistic, Deandre Baker Aims to be the NFL's Next Shutdown Cornerback

To outsiders, Liberty City is a neighborhood defined by statistics. The five-square-mile neighborhood on Miami's northwest side is considered to be on...

A Challenge From Urban Meyer Set Terry McLaurin on the Path to Greatness

June 9, 2013. An Ohio State instructional football camp has just concluded, and a sweat-soaked Terry McLaurin is inside Urban Meyer's office. McLau...

A Lifetime of Intense Training Has Khalil Hodge on the Edge of His NFL Dream

It's an unbearably hot day in Antioch, California, and Khalil Hodge is losing to his little brother. The two are sprinting up a steep hill under th...

How Andrew Wingard Went From Undersized RB to Breaking Tackle Records at Wyoming

For an inexperienced skier, a double black diamond is a frozen death trap. With steepnesses often in excess of 45 degrees and potentially bone-shat...

How Drue Tranquill Dominates Life

To many, Drue Tranquill is perfection personified. At Notre Dame, he was a two-time team captain. He majored in Mechanical Engineering and graduate...

Faith, Focus and 500 Balls a Day: How Kelvin Harmon Became The NFL's Next 'Alpha' Receiver

Long ago, Kelvin Harmon learned that chasing greatness can be lonely. Few people want to stay on the turf after an exhausting practice and run rout...

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