Ole Miss running back Dexter McCluster is one of the more dynamic players in the draft. Before taking handoffs, McCluster was also a receiver and return man. In 2009, he rushed for 1,169 yards while tacking 520 yard through the air.
Apparently he also did one thing at Mississippi that not a lot of other people can claim – make three-time Pro Bowl linebacker Patrick Willis look “silly.”
“When I first got there [Willis] always called me Baby Hester,” McCluster recalled. “I remember one time in 7-on-7, he was pursuing me at an angle and I did a jab step, got underneath him and made him look silly. He took it easy on me in practice. I was a young’un and he never really brought the wood to me so he protected me in a sense.”
McCluster has a 1 in 32 chance of having that same protection from his former Ole Miss teammate in the NFL. However, McCluster said he won’t shy away if he see’s no. 52 heading straight for him on Sundays.
“I have a little more experience under my belt so I hope he’s ready.”
*** UPDATE (5:42 ET) I feel I should clarify that McCluster was having fun when he said this about his friend and former teammate. Willis left this response on Twitter.
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