This video of Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs playing running back in high school -- which The Sun's video staff unearthed today -- is a gem across the board. Without further ado, a running highlight blog, if you will, of Suggs back in his playing days for Hamilton High School in Arizona.
0:06: Suggs is currently listed at 6-3, 260 pounds, but even back at Hamilton, he dwarfs almost every other player. He looks to be significantly larger than every one of his offensive linemen — and he was the running back.
0:28: Check out the guy in the stands who painted his entire body silver. Do you think he is looking for a heart? Also, anytime you can throw in a Wizard of Oz joke, you have to do it.
0:43: A horrible attempt of a joke by the guy voicing over these highlights. So bad, I can almost hear the twinge of regret in his voice during the pause before the “punch line.” And then he does a pretty bad Chris Berman impression. Not a good 10 seconds for our man.
1:08: It takes Suggs less than two seconds to get to the quarterback from the snap of the ball. Have I mentioned how big he looks?
1:14: We switch voice-over guys! Oh, darn.
1:23: Suggs scores a touchdown, but running the ball in doesn’t do it justice. He has a jam at the line of scrimmage, but just keeps going, guys trying to grab onto him while on the ground. By the time he gets into the end zone, he looks like a dad trying to wade through a McDonalds ball pit to find his kid.
1:41: Suggs caps a long touchdown run with a celebration in the end zone that looks eerily similar to a Tebow. When was this video filmed again?
1:46: Please pay attention to the opposing team’s No. 67 (red jerseys). After his team scores, he does a celebration that I can’t really describe. It’s like he planned on doing this dramatic jump in the air, only before realizing right before take off that he is nowhere near athletic enough to pull off that maneuver. And then he almost falls down.
At least he gets to tell his children he played against Terrell Suggs in high school.