July 31, 2007

Sowers: Reynaud is 'ridiculous'

MORGANTOWN - Darius Reynaud -- all 5-foot-10 of him -- was fooling around recently during a break at the Milan Puskar Center weight-training gym.

Fellow receiver Nate Sowers was standing nearby.

"He did a back-flip the other day and I swear when his head came around, I swear I thought it was 40 inches off the ground. He's a pretty ridiculous athlete," the sophomore quarterback-turned-X said.

And, Reynaud is a pretty serious football player.

For going on three years, the propped senior has been the main-stay of West Virginia's passing game. The few times the opposing defense has been able to slow down Heisman candidates Steve Slaton and Pat White, there would be the Luling, La., resident, opening a new yardage stream.

When the East Carolina defense had slowed WVU's offense to a crawl in last season's Mountaineer 27-10 victory, it was Reynaud who helped turn back the Pirates.

On Sept. 23, he took a White pass just over the line of scrimmage in the right flat, then proceeded to literally run circles around two tacklers before striding into the end zone on a 60-yard touchdown scamper.

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