64 Days Until the College Football Season Kicks Off
Hold up wait a minute, we have an imposter.
RED ALERT, RED ALERT, WE HAVE AN IMPOSTER. Today for day 64 , the trend of run blockers gets broken up by a guy who tries to stuff the run and get after the quarterback. An absolute unit of a nose tackle.
Big Snack, a.k.a Casey Hampton is a six foot one, three hundred and thirty pound nose guard that played twelve seasons in the league for the Steelers. Prior to his pro days though, Hampton ate up double teams for the Texas Longhorns.
Between 1997 and 2000, Hampton started thirty seven consecutive games for the Longhorns at nose guard. What was immaculate about Hamptons time in Austin was that he twice led the Longhorns in tackles and amassed 329 which is unheard of for an interior defensive lineman. Wild stat line.
The star defensive lineman recorded nine sacks, nine pressures, four forced fumbles, and two recoveries. He was described as relentless and was even quoted in The Daily Texan saying "The way I see it, you never know when your last play is going to be,". ANIMAL.
He received a boatload of accolades winning Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year in 2000, three time All Big 12, and was a two time All American in 1999 and in 2000. The Pittsburgh Steelers drafted the run stuffer nineteenth overall in 2001.
Tomorrow, we’re taking the division three route with one of my best friends. A mauler in the trenches with tree trunks for calves.