Visit to McCarthy's Hometown...........Kenny Mayne

Thursday, April 26, 2007


OK, so maybe the Packers will look at this guy, most likely not, but the story is too hard to pass on. An article by Lee Jenkins in the NY Times talks about an interesting prospect out of a little college is Mississippi named Walter Thomas.
This guy is 6-5' 374 lbs and runs a 4.9 40 yard dash, which is faster than some Tight Ends in the NFL, benches 475lbs and can squat 800lbs. He began his career at Oklahoma State as a true Freshman, but was soon kicked off the team for academic issues. He was out of football in 2005 and played at Northwest Mississippi Community College in Senatobia, Miss. in 2006 only appearing in 2 games. His stats in 2 games: 16 tackles, 9 tackles for a loss and 4 sacks.

Even with his limited football career teams are looking at this kid and thinking of taking a shot at him based on his freakish skills. “You absolutely cannot run at him,” said Les Miles, the Louisiana State University coach, who recruited Thomas to Oklahoma State. “You have to go in another direction.” But another thing to know about Thomas is he was arrested on a charge of conspiracy to commit robbery, according to the Tate County (Miss.) Circuit Clerk’s office, and never played college football again. So there is the character question. Some team will take a chance on him and he will be a project with his raw skills, but will the Packers take a look. We'll see on Saturday.

Oh yeah did I mention he also can do backflips on command........he's 6-5' 374lbs. AMAZING!!

Read more about Thomas from Lee Jenkin's article in the NY Times here:

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