Monday, January 25, 2010
Super Bowl Profiles: Pierre Garcon
Over the next couple of weeks we will be taking a look at some of the players in the Super Bowl, and focusing on their college football careers.
Our first player profile is Colt's WR Pierre Garcon.
Garcon did not come from a typical collegiate background. He started his college career at D3 Norwich University in Vermont. He was a standout in VT with 44 catches for 1,117 and 13 TD's, but soon realized he needed to move on.
He played the next three years of his career at D3 perennial powerhouse Mount Union in Ohio. At Mount Union he set the record books on fire, he caught 65+ balls in every season and racked up a staggering 47 TD's through the air.
Although he was one of the best players in D3, people chalked his stats up to the lower competition and failed to realize how good he really was. It is not very often that a D3 player gets this much attention so obviously some people had their doubts. Garcon had speed, but many thought he lacked a second breakaway gear, and as we know speed is everything in the NFL.
Garcon did however have many traits that made him intriguing at the pro level. Garcon has incredible body control, he seems to always know where he is and he has a great knack for going up and getting the ball. He is a possession receiver that knows how to use his body.
Garcon was very lucky in the draft to get picked up by the Colt's in the 6th round, I mean Peyton Manning is your QB, it does not get any better then that.
In his first year with the Colt's Garcon only caught four passes all year. This season he recorded 47 for 765 yards, and recently blew up against the Jets with 11 catches and 151 yards.
Garcon did not come from a tradition college background, and now he is one of the NFL's young stars. The future is bright for Garcon in Indy.
Crazy one handed catch...