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BlackGold4vr
10-13-2007, 06:02 PM
Great article about Willie and what drives him to keep getting better.

Article talks about how he was the fastest kid in his neighborhood in Clinton, NC until an 18 year old girl named Shawna beat him in a race when he was 10. After that he bought some weighted shoes and a weighted vest and began training hard to get faster and also improve his jumping abilities. He used to give people big head starts and still beat them in races. Steelers have clocked him at 4.23 in the 40. Thats fast! He is not satisfied with just one championship.

Its nice to see a Steeler on the cover.

BB2W
10-13-2007, 06:20 PM
I saw that... good article. :redcool:

Now some fans of other teams will know his history... one of the best stories in the league.

SteelerSal
10-13-2007, 06:25 PM
Steelers have clocked him at 4.23 in the 40. Thats fast!

That's not all that fast. I once ran a 4.1 in the 20 yd dash.:greengrin:

I have this magazine and it will now join everything else I have in my Steelers basement.:bigthumb:

Blitzburgh55
10-13-2007, 06:33 PM
That's not all that fast. I once ran a 4.1 in the 20 yd dash.:greengrin:

I have this magazine and it will now join everything else I have in my Steelers basement.:bigthumb:

well i ran 2.6 in a 10 yard dash

BlitzburghRockCity
10-13-2007, 08:02 PM
I ran a 2.0, racing across the parking lot to get the last beer in the cooler :dunno: :lol:

SteelerSal
10-13-2007, 08:06 PM
I ran a 2.0, racing across the parking lot to get the last beer in the cooler :dunno: :lol:

I was running a 1.8 until Top Gun horsecollard me on my way to the same cooler.:willybs:

SteelerSteve
10-13-2007, 10:08 PM
I was running a 1.8 until Top Gun horsecollard me on my way to the same cooler.:willybs:
I run a 0.0, cause I prefer to sit by the cooler:lol:

BlitzburghRockCity
10-14-2007, 09:55 AM
I run a 0.0, cause I prefer to sit by the cooler:lol:

and drink all the beer ! So YOU'RE the one ! :greenkick: :lol:

When you really sit down and think about how fast 4.23 is in a 40 yd dash, that is smokin fast ! Willie has a rare combination of good power to go with that speed of his.

BBG7
10-14-2007, 11:31 AM
the article is posted in here somewhere. It is a fun read though.

Hburg
10-14-2007, 03:41 PM
I ran a 2.0, racing across the parking lot to get the last beer in the cooler :dunno: :lol:

That was you that stole my beer?!? You rat bastard! :cope:

BuFu

SteelerSteve
10-15-2007, 05:35 PM
and drink all the beer ! So YOU'RE the one ! :greenkick: :lol:

When you really sit down and think about how fast 4.23 is in a 40 yd dash, that is smokin fast ! Willie has a rare combination of good power to go with that speed of his.:lol: thats the way to do it:lol:
And yes a 4.23 is blazing fast especially for a running back imo usually you will see the fastest d-backs or recievers get those times. To me, the toughness that he runs with combined with that speed is what makes hem so dangerous, he is like a little pitbull[insert Mike Vick joke here]

Hburg
10-15-2007, 08:06 PM
I have this magazine and the cover and article are the ****. The story really explains the drive and desire to compete that Willie has. Also, it can be seen how those characteristics were seen by those in the Steelers scouting office and brought him in.

4.23 in the 40.....I think Willie should be the dude racing horses! :lol:

BuFu

SteelerSteve
10-17-2007, 02:33 AM
Let chad race horses, while willie is winning football games:lol: