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Derrius Guice: Certified Freak

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NCAA Football: Citrus Bowl-Louisiana State vs Louisville Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Bruce Feldman’s “Freaks” list is annually one of the more fun offseason columns — because seriously, some of these players are mutant human beings.

Unsurprisingly, LSU’s Derrius Guice made this year’s list, checking in at No. 6:

There are bigger backs and faster backs, but no RB in the nation is more powerful pound for pound. The 5’11”, 212-pound Guice runs angry. Despite only starting six times last season (he shared time with the great Leonard Fournette), Guice still led the SEC in rushing yards with 1,387 and had 15 TDs on the ground while averaging a gaudy 7.6 yards per carry. He squatted 650 pounds a few weeks ago and power cleans 374. He was timed in the 40 this offseason at a 4.49.

Bruce expanded the list to 40 this season, and you can read Nos. 40-21 and 20-11 here and here, respectively.

This morning Guice was also added to the Paul Hornung Award Watch List, the award for “the most versatile player in major college football.” OBJ won that award back in 2013.