1. “BABY MATRIX”
That’s my nickname, because I dodge the defense like Keanu Reeves did bullets. I train my oblique abs for that purpose, with a medicine ball and explosive upper-body rotation.
2. A LEG UP
I can run the 100 meters in 10.39 seconds. My legs are my main asset, and also what the other team’s defense likes to go for when they tackle me. After every game, they hurt more than any other part of my body.
3. THE BREAKS
A fit body heals quickly. I broke my fibula playing against San Francisco in the early part of the 2012 season. I was fit again after six weeks of rehab. No cast. No operation.
4. RIP IT
I get brought down about 25 times per game. A trained upper body protects you when you fall. What muscles do I focus on in the weight room? Couldn’t be more straightforward: All of them.
5. KNEE DEEP
The knees are the most vulnerable part of the body for every running back. I can boast a torn meniscus, a torn cruciate ligament, a stretched collateral ligament, and two operations.
6. INK FREE
I like tattoos, but only on other people, like my girlfriend. There’s nothing I like so much that I’d happily have it on me forever.
Check out the November 2012 issue of Red Bulletin magazine (on newsstands October 16) for more articles. To read the magazine on your iPad, download the Red Bulletin iPad app.
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