Lofty comparison, here... but if DA stays healthy, he can be that guy.
Last season as a junior Anderson rushed for 598 yards and as a sophomore Anderson was well on his way to eclipse the 1,000-yard mark when he had 768 yards through 8 games. His best game came in a win over Oklahoma State where he rushed for a career-high 160 yards and 3 touchdowns. That’s fitting considering Luper compares him to one of his former teammates and one of the best to ever play for Oklahoma State.
“He reminds me of a teammate I had; Thurman Thomas. Thurman was about the same size and had deceptive quickness. I think Darius is a little faster and seeks a little more contact; Thurman would try to make you miss,” he said. “Both of those guys always get yards when they touch the football; Darius always gets yards.”
Linking halftime reports of preseason games? Well...
Rookie linebacker Ty Summers is leading the way on defense for the Packers, recording a whopping nine total tackles.
Which is especially awesome after this:
DRAFT ADVICE AND POSITION RANK
Ty Summers is not projected to be worth a roster spot.
Banogu’s pro debut took a detour.
Banogu is dealing with a hamstring injury, George Bremer of The Anderson Herald Bulletin reports.
It’s unclear when Banogu sustained the injury or how much longer it’ll keep him sidelined. The Colts wanted to start the rookie at defensive end for training camp.
This is from a couple weeks ago, but it’s pretty cool to see the rookie looking to one of the all-time greats as he starts his NFL journey.
“It was definitely different. He’s a guy that’s great at what he did. He’s going to be a Hall of Famer,” said Banogu. “He’s an awesome dude, so just kind of getting to work with him and understanding why he did certain things and how he could implement some moves into my game was something that I was really appreciative about. I’m hoping that it’s a pretty good transition going from that into the season.”
The Colts were impressed to see what Banogu brought to the defense during the spring as a pass rusher. Working in TCU’s read-and-react defense is much different than what the Colts will ask him to do—which is pin your ears back and get upfield as a rusher.