August 29, 2007

Super back and better; Super Stevie flexes wrists

MORGANTOWN-Get ready Mountaineer Maniacs, get ready Tony Caridi, get ready tons of ESPN commentators, get ready Doak Walker and Heisman Trophy voters.

He is back and coming at you better than ever.

Monday, wearing T-shirt, shorts and flip-flops that showed no evidence of a wild rumor about an injured ankle, Steve Slaton presented himself to the media and pronounced himself a "10", which his number is.

Get ready defensive coordinators.

After a 2006 when he finished fourth in the Heisman voting after compiling 1,744 (7 per carry) yards on the turf and 18 total touchdowns, Slaton may even put up better numbers in this, his junior season.

There are two good reasons why.

His wrists.

Amazingly, Slaton has received one good hit in his three seasons as already WVU's third all-time leader in rushing yards (542-2,872).

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