If you want to check out some pretty freaky football players, then perhaps you should watch some Sun Belt football. Three Sun Belt players got recognition in Bruce Feldman's annual college football "freaks" list.
Coming in at No. 5 is Troy linebacker Kanorris Davis. Teammate Brandon Boudreaux, one of Feldman's top 10 strongest men in college football, just missed the cut. So did ULM receiver Luther Ambrose, who is in the Jeff Demps mold -- short (5-foot-8), fast (won the Sun Belt title in the 100 meters in 10.47 seconds) and athletic (finished second in the long jump at the conference championships).
Feldman said of Davis:
Davis -- who has forced five fumbles in the past two seasons -- can run a 4.40; however, it's jumping ability that turns heads. Want proof? Check out this video of Davis, whose vertical has been measured at 42 inches, vaulting clear over 6-foot Troy punter Will Goggans (of Santa Claus beard fame) in the weight room.
Make sure to watch that video. It is pretty remarkable. Feldman also noted that Boudreaux has his own freak tendencies. He weighs just under 240 pounds but has repped 225 on the bench nearly 50 times.
Also making the list at No. 9: Boise State running back Doug Martin, otherwise known as the Muscle Hamster. Memphis defensive tackle Dontari Poe, No. 5 on the strongest man list, just missed the cut. Feldman says of Martin:
Martin's testing numbers are on top or near the top of the BSU program with a 405-pound bench, a 374-pound hang clean, a 530-pound squat and a 40-time of 4.42. He also vertical-jumped 37 inches and repped 225 pounds 28 times.
Indeed, several Boise State fans have let it be known that Kellen Moore is not the only superstar returning to the team. Martin should not be overlooked.