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NIKE FOOTBALL ANNOUNCES ITS 2017 ROOKIE CLASS

NIKE FOOTBALL ANNOUNCES ITS 2017 ROOKIE CLASS

Clockwise from top left: Curtis Samuel, Cooper Kupp, Taco Charlton, Mike Williams, O.J. Howard, Dalvin Cook, Sidney Jones, Jarrad Davis, Quincy Wilson, Corey Davis, Solomon Thomas, Christian McCaffrey, DeShaun Watson, John Ross, Marshon Lattimore, Evan Engram, Marlon Humphrey.

Yesterday Nike Football officially welcomes their 2017 rookie class to its roster. Here’s one fast fact to know about each talented athlete.

Curtis Samuel, RB/WR, Ohio State ran a 4.31 40-yard dash in the 2017 combine

Cooper Kupp, WR, Eastern Washington earned the Jerry Rice Award for being the top player in the FCS

Taco Charlton, DE, Michigan named All-Big Ten defensive first-team

Mike Williams, WR, Clemson came back in 2016 after a neck injury to catch touchdown passes in nine of 15 games

O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama the offensive MVP of the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship

Dalvin Cook, RB, Florida State amassed 4,464 rushing yards during his career — a FSU record

Sidney Jones, CB, Washington named First-Team All-Pac-12 as a freshman and sophomore

Jarrad Davis, LB, Florida recorded 98 tackles, 3.5 sacks and one interception following a season with a torn meniscus

Quincy Wilson, CB, Florida allowed a completion on a fewer than 40 percent of the passes thrown his way during his final college season

Corey Davis, WR, Western Michigan the all-time FBS leader in receiving yards

Solomon Thomas, DE, Stanford recorded 62 tackles and 8 sacks last season

Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford Heismann Trophy runner-up

Deshaun Watson, QB,Clemson two-time Davey O’Brien award winner

John Ross, WR, Washington recorded a 4.22 40-yard dash (breaking the 4.24 record)

Marshon Lattimore, CB, Ohio State named First Team All-Big Ten

Evan Engram, TE, Ole Miss the fastest TE in the draft (he ran a 4.42 40-yard dash at the 2017 combine)

Marlon Humphrey, CB, Alabama has had some success on the track: He won both the 110-meter and 400-meter hurdles titles at the 2013 World Youth Track & Field Championships

Gareon Conley, CB, Ohio State named All-Big Ten Second Team by coaches and All-Big Ten Third Team by media

Kevin King, CB, U of Washington 2016 Honorable Mention All-Pac-12

Budda Baker, S, U of Washington first team All-Pac 12 (2015, 2016)

Desmond King, CB, Iowa First team All Big-Ten (2015, 2016)

 


 

By TSW, 26 Aprile 2017

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