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Hmm... It seems there are lots of people who question the potential success Hurd will have, based on his height. I know that is a valid concern with all tailbacks, but many of the critics are adamant that he will be unable to produce on the same level as the hype surrounding his talent and recruitment. Does anyone recall other 6'3.75" modern era tailbacks that experienced incredible success on the college and/or professional level? It seems that many people forget about the incredible talent of a former Heisman Trophy winner who stood 6'3"+ and had great success in the NFL. This player was also on a team our Volunteers played against (and beat) in a bowl game. Here's another clue to help you figure out the player's identity: His collegiate team is currently coached by Urban Meyer. If you haven't guessed it by now, I guess I should reveal the player: Eddie George. He was a beast! George's physical stature and running style is nearly identical to what we have been told and what we have seen from Jalen Hurd. I am not saying Hurd will win the Heisman hardware, but I do believe he has a mountain of potential that could eventually place the bronze statue of Ed Smith in his trophy case.
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