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Only Eddie Drummond Until Penn State Football

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We're only 20 days away from the first game of the 2014 season. Let that sink in for a moment.

Daily Collegian

Eddie Drummond and his 4.29 40 speed made him a valuable weapon in the Penn State offense from 1999-2001 (come to think of it, he was probably the ONLY weapon in that offense during those years). You don't get your own YouTube highlight reel without being so important, after all. Unfortunately for Eddie, he was also part of the first couple of down seasons in 2000 and 2001 which marked the beginning of the dark years for the program in the first half of the 2000's. This was through no fault of his own, however, and one has to wonder just how much more he would've thrived had he played under Bill O'Brien or James Franklin, who would've better tailor-fitted the offense to maximize his potential, much like Franklin will do for current freshman wide receiver DeAndre Thompkins, who also showcases Drummond-like speed and playmaking abilities.

Eddie went on to have a successful career as a wide receiver/kick return specialist in the NFL, most of them with the Detroit Lions, becoming a two-time Pro Bowl selection in the process. Today, he is a man who wears many professional hats, including being the CEO of his own company, an actor, and an NFLPA youth outreach coordinator, amongst others. You can also follow him on Twitter @drumzone20.

This year, incoming freshman running back Jonathan Thomas and redshirt junior safety Jordan Dudas, a Bucknell transfer who had to sit out last season, will be rocking the #20 jersey for the Blue and White.