For football media members, the long, slower offseason newscycle means many things. One of which is the chance to make plenty of "Top ##" lists, which can preview, review, praise or mock anything and everything in the land of college football.
One of the more entertaining annual lists comes from the always excellent Bruce Feldman, now with CBS Sports. Each spring, he produces "The Freak List". At first glance, you'd expect both carnies and civil rights groups to take notice, but nay, this is indeed a list upon which player wants to be.
This list compiles the best and most amazing athletes from across the college football landscape, or as Feldman puts it, the "top workout warriors or players who amaze their teammates and coaches with what they can do in the weight room, on the track or in some other 'wow' aspect of athleticism."
This year's list featured a top ten led by SMU defensive end Margus Hunt. Two Pac-12 players--USC wide receiver Marqise Lee and Colorado defensive tackle Eric Richter--also appear in the top ten.
One of the players on Feldman's "Just Missed the Cut" list? None other than Sun Devil wide receiver Rashad Ross.
Anyone who has watched Ross in action knows exactly why Ross made this exclusive list of college football's 27 best athletes: speed, speed and more speed.
On the field, Ross showed off his most lethal weapon during the last two games of 2011. He topped 100 yards receiving against Cal, including two over 35 yards, and against Boise State in the Maaco Bowl, he took the opening kickoff of the second half back 98 yards for a touchdown.
Ross is also putting that elite speed to use on the track. He recently won the MPSF title in the 200-meters, posting a career best time of 21.16 seconds. He also is a key member of a few of ASU's relay teams.
ASU fans everywhere are hoping that Ross will be able to parlay his speed into some freakishly awesome plays this fall.
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