And that's why he believes that if he had been born a decade later, he might not fit in today's game. His father raised him to be a hitter, and he sought out contact in high school and college, too. At Tennessee, all he did was break tackles, something that caught the eye of Newsome as he watched Lewis run over his alma mater, Alabama, in a Tennessee win before the Ravens drafted him fifth overall in 2000. Now the NFL has fallen in love with passing the football, and if a great runner isn't a receiving threat, too, he will often find himself watching from the sideline. Only two running backs had 300 carries in the 2011 season. Meanwhile, the NFL as a whole set all-time highs in pass attempts (17,411) and gross passing yards (125,336), according to ESPN.