Hakeem Nicks: One Year Wonder or the New York Giants’ Next Great Wide Receiver?

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Published: April 28, 2009


... is suspect.

Case in point: Mark Sanchez at Southern Cal.

He had one excellent year as a starter, led his team to a Rose Bowl victory, and was claimed by the New York Jets who traded up to harvest his talents.

But one year wonders are not always successful.

The Western Athletic Conference’s No. 1 football team, the Boise State Broncos, are known for having great quarterbacks. Like USC, they just seem to crawl out of the woodwork.

In 2007, Boise State University backup quarterback, Taylor Tharp was thrust into the limelight succeeding the masterful Jared Zabransky (“Z”).

Tharp took over a team that just one year prior went to the BCS—2007 Fiesta Bowl.

“Z” and company defeated the Oklahoma Sooners 43-42 in overtime in what is called, the greatest college game ever played.


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