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Re: Marvin Bracy

Postby ATK » Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:00 am

I really hope Bracy can stick with it, stay healthy and keep improving. Looking at the results, I see D'Angelo Cherry, who was a "freshman phenom" himself. With 6.52 and 10.04 back in 2009 but unfortunately never progressed.
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Re: Marvin Bracy

Postby Dave » Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:46 am

kellits2gnv wrote:6.54 at Tyson Invitational today. Whoa! :shock:


Per IAAF, he is tied for 5th in the world right now. Not a bad freshman year so far.
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Re: Marvin Bracy

Postby JumboElliott » Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:36 am

ATK wrote:I really hope Bracy can stick with it, stay healthy and keep improving. Looking at the results, I see D'Angelo Cherry, who was a "freshman phenom" himself. With 6.52 and 10.04 back in 2009 but unfortunately never progressed.

D'Angelo Cherry is also 5'4. That's likely the ceiling for someone of his height. Look at Trindon Holliday.
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Re: Marvin Bracy

Postby 26mi235 » Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:04 pm

Gail Devers was not that tall (I just happened to catch the Gail Devers Story uesterday; pretty mediocre as a movie).
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Re: Marvin Bracy

Postby JumboElliott » Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:26 pm

I'm talking about men. Devers is 5'3, which isn't too short for a woman. Who's the shortest man to legally break ten seconds? Andre Cason? Even Cason was relatively close to average height for an American man at his age.
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Re: Marvin Bracy

Postby Speedster » Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:53 am

Some of it is relative too, Gail has long legs and a short torso so her height isn't as big an issue. Cherry is more in proportion.
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Re: Marvin Bracy

Postby Dave » Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:49 am

Since Bracy is a d1 football player, I would assume he is at least six feet. Is that true?
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Re: Marvin Bracy

Postby 26mi235 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:59 am

Demi Omole from Wisconsin was pretty small for a good sprinter -- he ran sub-10w and 10.04 or so wind-legal. He typically was better at 60m than at 100m (no surprise).
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Re: Marvin Bracy

Postby ATK » Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:10 am

Dave wrote:Since Bracy is a d1 football player, I would assume he is at least six feet. Is that true?

5-9
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Re: Marvin Bracy

Postby Dave » Sun Feb 10, 2013 2:55 pm

ATK wrote:
Dave wrote:Since Bracy is a d1 football player, I would assume he is at least six feet. Is that true?

5-9

Isn't Tyson Gay just 5'10"?
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Re: Marvin Bracy

Postby lonewolf » Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:56 pm

Dave wrote:
ATK wrote:
Dave wrote:Since Bracy is a d1 football player, I would assume he is at least six feet. Is that true?

5-9

Isn't Tyson Gay just 5'10"?

5-8 Barry Sanders comes to mind as a pretty fair D-1/NFL back..and he was not even Bracy fast.
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Re: Marvin Bracy

Postby Marlow » Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:38 pm

lonewolf wrote:5-8 Barry Sanders comes to mind as a pretty fair D-1/NFL back..and he was not even Bracy fast.

Not for a 100, or a 60, or even a 40, but did ANYone ever have a faster first three steps?
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Re: Marvin Bracy

Postby gh » Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:41 pm

in talking feetsball speed, there's "quick" and there's "fast"

as for fastest first 3 steps (and that may include all the great starters in track history), I'll take Napolean Kaufman.
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Re: Marvin Bracy

Postby Narrion » Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:08 pm

Dave wrote:Since Bracy is a d1 football player, I would assume he is at least six feet. Is that true?


6'0"or taller being ideal depends on the position as a 20 year NFL study of RB production says that 5'9" is the "optimal height" for a RB in terms of production. Bracy plays WR but nonetheless the article essentially contradicts what many assume is ideal size for one of the feature positions in football, the RB.

Probably at every position except CB and RB you'd probably see the average height at/above 6'0". WR is probably close but trending towards more height over the last 5-7 years.

http://www.sports-central.org/sports/2011/03/15/does_size_matter_for_running_backs-print.php
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Re: Marvin Bracy

Postby 26mi235 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:05 pm

The optimal size is whatever size Adrian Peterson is. Actually, it seems like AP, Dickerson and OJ are all 6 foot or so.
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Re: Marvin Bracy

Postby Dutra5 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:28 pm

26mi235 wrote:The optimal size is whatever size Adrian Peterson is. Actually, it seems like AP, Dickerson and OJ are all 6 foot or so.


If the reference was to Eric Dickerson. He is 6 footies and 3 inchies.

A rare tall RB.
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Re: Marvin Bracy

Postby ZELLGADISS » Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:49 pm

how is the Bracy´s height?
he is not very tall sure... but he is short?
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