Troy Davis interview about ISU

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  1. JP4CY

    JP4CY Well-Known Member

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  2. Cyclonepride

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    I'd love to see Troy get honored at a game. I was at his game against Missouri, and it's still the best I've seen live (Seneca's run might be the best play I've seen live).
     
  3. azepp

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    SOMEBODY CALL THE MAN!
     
  4. Bader

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    When he got inducted into the Letterwinners Hall of Fame in 07 he and Darren were at a game...not sure if it was the Iowa game that year or not
     
  5. cyhawkdmb

    cyhawkdmb Well-Known Member

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    Get on the phone! get him here!!
     
  6. Cydar

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    I have the game on videotape.

    [video=youtube;BOkEoA30DLM]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOkEoA30DLM[/video]
     
  7. casey1973

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    He said the current coaching staff had not been in touch with him about visiting sometime. I wish they would sooner than later. He deserves to be recognized for his contributions in my view.
     
  8. ISUAgronomist

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  9. NickTheGreat

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    Everybody in the stadium knew he was getting the ball and STILL nobody could stop him :yes:

    I'd like to see him get back to Ames sometime
     
  10. FarminCy

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    Wish they could bring him up for a game.

    That Missouri game was when I took my official visit to ISU. That was a fun day to be around the team.

    On a side note during that visit I ate lunch with Troy's mom. IIRC it was her first trip to watch him play in Ames. Being an Iowa farm kid talking with her really drove home that not everyone grew up the way I did. I think that trip was only her first or second trip ever out of Florida. They truly had a tough life.
     
  11. brentblum

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    Best line I've heard about Troy Davis was said by the Godfather John Walters, "Troy Davis was Mike Tyson in shoulder pads."
     
  12. CyPlainsDrifter

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    Guy was an incredible running back, with unreal vision..... but I also have to say, those were some awesome blockers. Very good OLines. A bunch of road graders.
     
  13. JP4CY

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    And some how, some way, Troy stayed academically eligible.
     
  14. IASTATE4LIFE

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    The down field blocking was a thing of beauty on that team. Also helped that he could just run people over.
     
  15. CapnCy

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    You do feel bad for guys like him though...that "primed" in a different era. College football was different back then.
     
  16. VeloClone

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    I always liked the quote that tackling TD was like trying to tackle a cube. So many times would be tacklers would knock him sideways but he would just keep motoring down the field.
     
  17. Tri4Cy

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    I love the quote "My goal was I wanted to go to a school that hadn’t been known and make them known."
    Reminds me of another future Cyclone.
     
  18. 19210

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    Well the guy worked hard. Not to mention, he had to work harder because he had a learning disability as well. Is the academically eligible thing based off the way he talked? Does anybody actually know his grade point average? Everybody wants to knock him, but they never talk about his disability.

    I had class after him and he was always there when I was. Now that might not be saying much because I wasn't always there, but at least I know he was putting in the effort.

    He was one of ISU's greats and we make fun of him? Stay classy, my fellow Clone fans!
     
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  19. justcynn

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    No reason whatsoever to knock the guy. He made Iowa State football relevant in my college years, he was an amazing college player. 2nd in the heisman on a lousy team is an amazing accomplishment. Would never happen now that media controls everything. Just based on that he was and is the best player to put on the uniform in my opinion.
     
  20. Tre4ISU

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    If you rush for 2000 yards in consecutive season right now, you are winning the Heisman. The media is so much more broad now than it was then.
     

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