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Sunday, December 24, 2006

Mr. Football

If you've seen John Curtis running back Joe McKnight play football in the last two years, then you likely weren't surprised to see he was named Mr. Football in Louisiana today by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association.

McKnight's numbers are just out of this world - 16.4 yards per rush and 36.7 yards per catch. He is considered to be one of the top two-way players in the nation.

That McKnight would be Mr. Football this year was pretty much a given before the season started. When it had ended he was such an overwhelming favorite there wasn't even a vote for the award.

The question is what kind of career McKnight will have from here?

Since 1995, the LSWA has honored its Mr. Football. Two of those Mr. Footballs - Travis Minor and Bradie James - are playing on Sundays. But Adam McConathy never quite lived up to the Chris Spielman comparisions. And Byron Robertson appears to be a head scratcher now.

Here's betting McKnight makes it as a former Mr. Football on higher levels.


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