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Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Decisions, decisions

Xavier Carter's first two seasons on the football field have been rather nondescript. There was the ill-fated touchback at the 2-yard line at Georgia as a freshman. But the equally stunning touchdown run at Mississippi State as a sophomore. Other than those two plays, Carter has just sort of been there for the Tigers on the football field.

But on the track, well, that's a different story. He has folks in the track world mentioning him in the same breath as Jesse Owens. His coach at LSU says Carter could probably turn pro now in track and command $750,000.

Carter, though, is content to stay in school at LSU, play football and run track.

But a decision will have to be made one day - football or track.

If I'm a betting man, I'm betting on track. Carter is hoping to make the same kind of impact Olympian Bennie Brazell made for the Tigers on the football field last year. And maybe he can. But Carter is already elite in track. The money may be in football, but the ability is already there in track.


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