Monday, January 16, 2012

49er left tackle Joe Staley and his track background

For those of you that watched the 49ers game on Saturday, you may have noticed 49ers left tackle (Joe Staley) sprinting down field to get one of the key blocks that led Alex Smith into the end zone.  For a guy who is listed at 315lbs, Staley was moving a pretty good clip and here's why.  He participated on the track team in high school and surprisingly he was not a thrower.  According to the following article, Staley ran 21.9 for 200m. in high school which has to make him one of the fastest tackles in the NFL.  He's gained a significant amount of weight since HS but still.

Here is the play and Staley is #74:

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