Jeremy Liggins is agile, athletic and can throw the ball about 70-75 yards.
There’s only one problem.
He weighs nearly 300 pounds.
Remember the post I recently wrote about former Kentucky QB Jared Lorenzen — now much larger than his college and NFL playing days — now still moving and heaving the ball around for some minor league football team?
Well, Liggins reminds some of Lorenzen, but he’s definitely heavier than Lorenzen, who was 260 at Kentucky. And Liggins, who is 6-3 and 296 pounds, is battling to back up Ole Miss QB Bo Wallace next fall.
Here’s visual evidence:
Because it’s Monday and you need another Jeremy Liggins picture. pic.twitter.com/KSGysROv0v
— Ben Garrett (@SpiritBen) March 24, 2014
Ryan Buchanan and DeVante Kincade are the frontrunners to replace Barry Brunetti as Wallace’s backup, but coach Hugh Freeze likes what he’s seen of Liggins, a one-time LSU signee who played QB and DE one season at Northeast Mississippi Community College. He sat out the 2012 season and threw for 441 yards and six TDs in four games. He also had 14 tackles.
“(Liggins is) so far from being in the shape that he would need to be in order to be able to play full-time quarterback,” Freeze told the Jackson (Miss.) Clarion-Ledger. “We’re going to have to have that talk with him. Not that he can’t (play quarterback) sometime. I don’t know that he’ll ever be able to be a full-time quarterback at the weight he’s at right now. I think he can help us somewhere. We’ve got to wade through all of that.”
Liggins has a redshirt season left, but could be used in battering ram fashion in short-yardage situations.
It seems he would be one tough guy to bring down.
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