Oregon Ducks' De'Anthony Thomas on the Cover of Sports Illustrated

Kay JenningsContributor IIISeptember 19, 2012

Well, it's about time. "The Fastest Man in Football" is finally getting his due. Rob Moseley of The Register-Guard (Eugene, Ore.) has tweeted that De'Anthony Thomas will be on the cover of this week's Sports Illustrated with the heading: The Fastest Man in Football. See the photo below.

Perhaps, it took Snoop Dogg or Snoop Lion or Snoop Whatever to call out USC for letting Thomas get out of Los Angeles. Or maybe, the people at Sports Illustrated just know their college football.

The truth is that DAT has been lighting it up for the Oregon Ducks. He is, quite literally, a threat to score every time he touches the ball.

In three games—and he's barely played until halftime in each—Thomas has rushed 13 times for 228 yards and four touchdowns. On the receiving side, he's caught 11 balls for 154 yards and three TDs.

Thomas has also fielded seven punt returns (most teams kick far, far away from him) for 93 yards. He has yet to run back a punt return for six, but it's only a matter of time.

Thomas is electrifying, unstoppable and just plain fun to watch.

If there is a better player in all of college football today, let him show himself.


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