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Irish Football and Track athletes

Atkinson brothers blaze in Big East 100m finals

Keith over at NBC has a pretty good write up on the football players at the Big East track meet, where Josh and George Atkinson took 4th and 5th in the 100m. Great comparisons to other CFB players' who run track--these guys are fast.

What struck me most, however, was this tidbit:

With Chris Brown ready to enroll this summer, the Irish are collecting the kind of speed needed to compete at the top of the college football food chain. Brown, who clocked a 10.51 100m during regional qualifying at Hanahan High School, also had a seven-foot high jump last week, a number that would’ve won the Big East Championship this weekend. (He’s also had a 51-foot, 2-inch triple jump in the past, a leap that would’ve also netted him a Big East title.)

Not only is Brown fast, but he's got insane jumping ability. Could he be a taller Golden Tate in the future, with the ability to blow by DB's or outleap them in the end zone? I'm very excited by these facts. Wow.

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