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TBT Rookie Edition

Amber LeeSports Lists Lead WriterAugust 7, 2014

TBT Rookie Edition

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    In that moment when the flashbulb pops—or the smartphone's pretend shutter emits its digital chirp—your best moment may not have been captured, but only someone with the most fragile self-esteem would walk away convinced that one day the same moment would look laughably outdated.

    The fact is we have a myopic grasp of how much things can change in a decade, but that's not a bad thing.

    TBT, or throwback Thursday, exists because most human beings have at least some measure of fascination about their own image—and simultaneously fail to fully comprehend the long-term value of a bowl cut.

    So, there are billions of boxes and albums, as well as hard drives, filled with awesomely—and often terribly—retro moments captured in photos and digital images.

    We know that TBT knows no class or creed, because social media apps like Facebook and Instagram have enabled athletes to post their own TBT moments.

    And with MLB in full swing and the start of the 2014-2015 NFL and NBA seasons just around the corner, Throwback Thursday is a great time to get know some of those leagues' newest pros by taking a look at pics that show them in all their best, worst moments.

Deone Bucannon

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    Instagram ID: deonebucannon20

    Caption: #tbt lol wen I was a young one

    Deone Bucannon is a rookie safety with the Arizona Cardinals. 

Marcus Stroman

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    Instagram ID: mstrooo7

    Caption: Shout out to this man right here. Would be nothing without his constant influence. Words can't describe how lucky I am to have you in my life. He's more excited about my career than I am. Feel like we're both chasing this DREAM! Love you pops. More than you'll ever know! #MCM #familyfirst #LaFamilia

    Marcus Stroman is a rookie pitcher with the Toronto Blue Jays. 

Darqueze Dennard

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    Instagram ID: ddennard21

    Caption: #TBT

    Darqueze Dennard is a rookie cornerback with the Cincinnati Bengals. 

Taijuan Walker

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    Instagram ID: tskywalk44

    Caption: #TBT hahaha the hair tho

    Taijuan Walker is a rookie pitcher with the Seattle Mariners. 

Doug McDermott

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    Instagram ID: dougmcd35

    Caption: TBT

    Doug McDermott is a rookie forward with the Chicago Bulls. 

Ra'Shede Hageman

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    Instagram ID: rashede77

    Caption: Back when I was a young bull #tbt

    Ra’Shede Hageman is a rookie defensive end with the Atlanta Falcons. 

Brock Holt

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    Instagram ID: brock_holt

    Caption: No way you're getting a smile if you wake me up from a nap...#thursdaybackthrow

    Brock Holt is a rookie third baseman with the Boston Red Sox. 

Dominique Easley

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    Instagram ID: mrhelium2

    Caption: I was a cute kid or Na ?

    Dominique Easley is a rookie defensive tackle with the New England Patriots. 

Rodney Hood

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    Instagram ID: hoodie5

    Caption: Back when I used to just dream...chasing it now

    Rodney Hood is a rookie shooting guard with the Utah Jazz.

Tajh Boyd

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    Instagram ID: tajhboyd10

    Caption: #RP Grew up a bulldog fan as a lil jit but we parted ways early 8/31 will be here soon enough CU #tbt #solidO

    Tajh Boyd is a rookie quarterback with the New York Jets. 

Taylor Lewan

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    Instagram ID: taylorlewan

    Caption: Quick birthday throwback! Sad part about this pic is my calves are still the same size! Still #NoBadDays

    Taylor Lewan is a rookie offensive tackle with the Tennessee Titans. 

Michael Choice

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    Instagram ID: zl1_opihi

    Caption: Since everyone else is doing then and now pics!

    Michael Choice is a rookie outfielder with the Texas Rangers. 

Morgan Moses

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    Instagram ID: morganmoses_76

    Caption: #tbt me and Mickey Mouse hangin out

    Morgan Moses is a rookie offensive tackle with the Washington Redskins. 

Tre Mason

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    Instagram ID: tremason27

    Caption: #tbt

    Tre Mason is a rookie running back with the St. Louis Rams. 

DeAndre Daniels

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    Instagram ID: dmac_2

    Caption: Check me out when I was a baby..lol #boss

    DeAndre Daniels is a rookie forward with the Toronto Raptors. 

Nik Stauskas

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    Instagram ID: nikstauskas11

    Caption: #TBT lol I thought I was the coolest kid around when I was 15!

    Nik Stauskas is a rookie shooting guard with the Sacramento Kings. 

Blake Bortles

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    Instagram IDbbortles5

    Caption: #tbt in my prime

    Blake Bortles is a rookie quarterback with the Jacksonville Jaguars. 

Jarnell Stokes

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    Instagram ID: jarnellstokes

    Caption: I've came a loooooong way! 2nd grade! #tbt

    Jarnell Stokes is a rookie forward with the Memphis Grizzlies. 

Logan Thomas

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    Instagram ID: lthomas_6

    Caption: #tbt

    Logan Thomas is a rookie quarterback with the Arizona Cardinals. 

Kevin Gausman

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    Instagram ID: kevingausman12

    Caption: Blondie at heart! TBT

    Kevin Gausman is a rookie pitcher with the Baltimore Orioles. 

Aaron Murray

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    Instagram ID: aaronmurray11

    Caption: #tbt @joshmurray11 n I when I was just a little guy

    Aaron Murray is a rookie quarterback with the Kansas City Chiefs. 

Antone Exum

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    Instagram ID: iamswag1

    Caption: Me and My Sister Say Happy New Year Too!

    Antone Exum is a rookie strong safety with the Minnesota Vikings. 

Justin Britt

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    Instagram ID: justinbritt68

    Caption: I have the best mom of all time!!!

    Justin Britt is a rookie offensive tackle with the Seattle Seahawks. 

Cory Jefferson

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    Instagram ID: coryjay34

    Caption: Young CoJay scubba dub dubbin.. #ShowerCapLife #WheresMyYellowDuckie

    Cory Jefferson is a rookie power forward with the Brooklyn Nets. 

Johnny Manziel

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    Instagram ID: jmanziel2

    Caption: First pitch at the Indians game tonight guess it's just meant to be

    Johnny Manziel is a rookie quarterback with the Cleveland Browns.

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

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    Instagram ID: _ha21

    Caption: You had to be that real deal to wear that #22 for them pine hills Trojans it's a lot of Dawgs way better then me that came from the Trojans some of them just fell off S/0 to my boy @3nvy_carta started from the bottom.. #TBT I came some long ways

    Ha Ha Clinton-Dix is a rookie safety with the Green Bay Packers. 

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