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VIDEO: Remembering When LeGarrette Blount Hurdled a Cardinals Defender as a Rookie

Tristan Jung
VIDEO: Remembering LeGarrette Blount's insane hurdle during his rookie season.
VIDEO: Remembering LeGarrette Blount's insane hurdle during his rookie season. / YouTube/WeeklyNewsOnline
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Despite a reputation as a bruising power running back, LeGarrette Blount also made headlines for hurdling players throughout his career. He earned his stripes as a hurdler during his first season as a pro in 2010 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

In Blount's fourth-ever game as a professional, he had a field day against the Arizona Cardinals. In a back-and-forth game, Blount got 22 carries and rushed for 120 yards and 2 touchdowns. However, the best moment of the day came in the fourth quarter with the Buccaneers trying to run out the clock.

Just before the two-minute warning, Blount took a handoff behind the six-yard line and broke into the open field. He could see a huge hole opening up and had just one Cardinals defender to beat. After a split-second decision, Blount opted to hurdle the defender rather than trying to avoid him. It was the correct choice.

The play went for 48 yards before he was eventually brought down by Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. Even the hostile Arizona crowd cheered at Blount's amazing play. Blount's long run ended up sealing the game for the Buccaneers, who would go on to hold their 38-35 lead. He would eventually rush for 1,007 yards in just 13 games during his rookie year.

Blount would later make a spectacular hurdle when he was with the New England Patriots, further proving his skills in the air. For a 250-pound running back, he certainly has more hops than fans might expect.


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