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OrangeAfroMan

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Remember him?
« on: July 12, 2018, 11:21:48 PM »
I was thinking this would be a good thread - just bringing up random guys that many may have forgotten.

For me, I just drove cross-country, and for some reason, Cecil Collins popped in my head while I drove through Louisiana.

Collins only played 4 games in his career, in 1997 for LSU.  But he was notable because he rushed for 8.3 yards per carry.  He only played because Kevin Faulk got hurt.  Rondell Mealey took over after him - but for a 4-game stretch - it was Cecil Collins getting it done.




Any of you have some random players that swirl around in your head from time to time?
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Re: Remember him?
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2018, 08:57:41 AM »
kelly washington... juco transfer with tons of 'tude, ran roughshod over LSU in the regular season game as they simply didn't have a response for him- and when they actually did cover him other players broke free... it was a fairly tight game leading up to his 'discovery' on a crossing route right in front of the LB/SS seam... if he had been discovered a quarter sooner the yardage might have been a NCAA record.. (or LSU would have had more time to figure it out and shut it down)... i think he had 276yds iirc receiving that game.  he flashed several times that season afterward, but LSU beat UT in the SECCG, and Washington bounced i think it was to the Eagles, and I never heard about him again. 

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Re: Remember him?
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2018, 12:05:04 PM »
Cedric Cobbs....Arkansas tailback around '03....not sure he was ever a household name because he seemed to have trouble getting his head on straight, but his highlights were fun when he was focused and got just a little help.  Best/worst memory I have of him is the 2003 Ark/LSU game.  LSU figured out something with the blocking scheme in the second half and Cobb went quiet, but man did he run wild on us for a half that day.  That '03 tiger defense was pretty good, too.

I was talking just the other day with a guy about Cecil Collins.  He's LSU's version of "The Best That Never Was."  Insane athletic potential.  He played his high school ball not far from me, and the amount of stuff that came out his community covered up to get him to LSU was ridiculous at best, immoral and possibly criminal at worst.  There are guys who have discipline problems, and then there are the Cecil Collins of the world....I met him one time after he was booted at LSU and landed at McNeese (where he was subsequently also booted).  He wasn't just "not the sharpest tool in the shed"....he seemed to have legit trouble putting a sentence together.  I remember coming away with the impression that he was surely not all there and have never been sure since how much his actions were his fault and how much fault lay with people who should've looked out for him.  He still made an NFL team, I think one of the Florida franchises, but he broke into a woman's house and went to prison shortly thereafter.  Never heard much more about him.  Still, the thought of him and Kevin Faulk sharing carries on the same team make LSU fans both drool and cry to this day.  He had some RUNS in those 4 games.  

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Re: Remember him?
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2018, 02:04:44 PM »
marvin constant. mentioned him on the b1g board in similar thread. had a very promising career that was ended with an injury on last second goal line stand to win game vs lsu in 99.

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Re: Remember him?
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2018, 10:52:41 AM »
A more of a never-was for Florida was Willie Green.  He was a top RB recruit, but kept tearing up his knees at UF.  I believe he had 5 major knees surgeries and never did anything.  In high school, he had similar numbers to Emmitt.  He was a speed back, though, and everyone was so excited to have him at uF.

Anyway, yeah, he ends up as a major cocaine trafficker in FL and going to jail.  So there's that.
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Re: Remember him?
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2018, 06:34:51 PM »
Jared Lorenzen, offensive guard for Kentucky.


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« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2018, 11:11:48 PM »
He was merely large at UK....he didn't get super-sized until Arena football.
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Re: Remember him?
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2018, 10:34:58 AM »
Odell Thurman....played at UGA and finished around '04, I think.  Got less pub than defensive teammate David Pollack but I remember him being fun to watch.  He was really good.  

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Re: Remember him?
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2018, 08:13:20 AM »
Didn't he get booted from the team for disciplinary reasons?

BTW, Afroman may have been kidding about Jarad Lorentzen being a guard, but he was a 300 pound plus butterball qb for Kentucky who was quite good.

What ever happened to the orange haired fan from whom who Afro adopted his name from? I remember he went everywhere college games were televised and they showed him in many games?

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« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2018, 03:08:25 PM »
Thurman was drafted by the Bengals with David Pollack and lasted about as long, never had his head on straight.  Richt had hi suspended early and often at UGA.

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Re: Remember him?
« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2018, 05:37:38 PM »
Marcus Lattimore.

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Re: Remember him?
« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2018, 07:44:34 PM »
Didn't he get booted from the team for disciplinary reasons?

BTW, Afroman may have been kidding about Jarad Lorentzen being a guard, but he was a 300 pound plus butterball qb for Kentucky who was quite good.

What ever happened to the orange haired fan from whom who Afro adopted his name from? I remember he went everywhere college games were televised and they showed him in many games?
I don't know who you're talking about.  I know the Washington State guys go wherever Gameday goes, waving their flag way up high.
My moniker was given to me by the GatorVision jumbo-tron guys in the Swamp.  I had front row tickets for a couple of years, and I was right by their home base.  I had blue face paint and a big orange afro wig, and they named me with my own graphic on the screen: Orange Afro Man!
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Re: Remember him?
« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2018, 09:13:36 PM »
Back in the 70's or 80's there was this fan who had long orange hair who went to games all over the country. He was always shown on television and became a minor celebrity. I thought that might be the person the you used to come up with your name. What happened to him?

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Re: Remember him?
« Reply #13 on: July 25, 2018, 05:46:08 PM »
Rollen Fredrick Stewart (born February 23, 1944), also known as Rock'n Rollen and Rainbow Man, is a man who was a fixture in American sports culture best known for wearing a rainbow-colored afro-style wig and, later, holding up signs reading "John 3:16" at stadium sporting events around the United States and overseas in the 1970s and 1980s.[1] He is serving three life sentences in a California prison after being convicted of multiple kidnapping charges after a 1992 incident.


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