Post by Bornthrilla on May 13, 2020 2:41:17 GMT -5
I'll admit: I didn't know much about this guy until I started cutting up the Alan Hooker game film from 1986; however it didn't take long before I became impressed by what I saw.
Polite didn't have breakaway speed ... or a ton of moves in the open field, but he was tough as nails inside the redzone, was a great pass catcher coming out of the backfield, and always seemed to fall forward after contact.
A good comp would probably be Marquel Cartwright or a Mike Mayhew.
I believe he led A&T in rushing all four years he was here and eventually finished with the all-time school record for rushing touchdowns.
Post by oleschoolaggie on May 13, 2020 13:07:04 GMT -5
heck he runs a lot like i did (straight up instead of low) during my sophomore year in high school and i had to learn the hard way to "run low" when contact was imminent. my coaches used to tell me all the time to "run low" when running thru the line of scrimmage to the first level but i was "hard headed" and didn't listen.
that is until one game, i got popped real good in my chest area on a dive play and it knock my wind out. i remember laying on the ground face up and seeing the stadium lights on but couldn't breathe! i started "gasping" for air, i almost panicked like somebody drowning in water until my coaches slightly lifted me by my pants belt and restored my breathing.
once i caught my breath, i walked off the field feeling perfectly fine and returned to the game a few plays later. but needless to say, i learned my lesson that night and "NEVER, EVER" ran straight up again unless in the open field.
lol, talk about learning the "hard way"...
she's the "symbol" of lady aggie basketball excellence. its amber calvin's "show time" in aggieland!! the queen of "no look" passes...