An Interesting Background Story on LeSean McCoy

Brett HowerContributor IMay 15, 2009

LOUISVILLE ? OCTOBER 27:  LeSean McCoy #25 of the Pittsburgh Panthers carries the ball during the game against the Louisville Cardinals at Papa John?s Cardinal Stadium on October 27, 2007 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

When I heard that my Eagles drafted LeSean McCoy in the second round, I thought about the time(s) my high school football team scrimmaged his high school football team.

When I was a freshman, we scrimmaged him his senior year. It was the single most outstanding performance I've ever seen. First play from the 20: McCoy gets a toss to the outside and runs 80 yards untouched into the endzone.

2nd Play from the 20: LeSean gets an off-tackle handoff and burts through the hole. He runs along the sideline and then cuts back across the grain, making our entire "D" look silly. He runs for another 80-yard TD.

3rd Play from the 20: He gets another toss and slips and falls and is then touched by our middle linebacker. Our whole team starts jumping up and down.

4th Play from Scrimmage: His team; Bishop McDevitt, runs the toss AGAIN to the left side, the third time they've run it to the left. LeSean takes off and jukes out our corner and free safety. No one touches him. He runs down the sideline and scores again.

5th play from the 20: LeSean McCoy gets a RIGHT toss and takes off. He jukes, spins, and again no one touches him. He runs down the sideline and stops and turns around. No one is within 25 yards of him. He turns towards the sidelines, and walks out of bounds, tossing the ball over his shoulder as he goes.

He walks over to his bench, takes off his helmet, and sits down. He wouldn't play the rest of the scrimmage. 5 plays, 320 yards. 5 plays where no one touched him. Its not that our team was bad, we won the section championship and made it to the quarter-finals of districts.

LeSean McCoy was outstanding, giving the best single-game performance I've ever seen.

I'm not saying he'll be great, or even as good as Brian Westbrook, but I think he'll be a solid West Coast running back in his early years and a very good one as a vet.