The Tampa Bay Buccaneers pronounced themselves back after their 24-17 victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Monday night and no one was more back than their running back, LeGarrette Blount.
Blount is the talented young man who was suspended for his final season at Oregon after he punched Boise State’s Byron Hout in a nationally televised game in 2009. His draft stock plummeted and he signed with the Tennessee Titans as an undrafted free agent. Discarded by Tennessee (where he scrapped as well), he signed with the Bucs in 2010 and began building his career, rushing for 1,007 yards and six touchdowns.
Monday night, he rushed for 127 yards and the game-winning touchdown. So far this season, he has rushed for 294 yards and three TDs.
“I had doubts for a long time,” Blount said after the fifth 100-yard game of his career. “Actually, I have no idea when I felt like I'd get the chance again. I eventually got it, and now it's time to run with it like never before.”