McGahee Keeps Proving The Doubters Wrong

October 5, 2012 6:46 AM

McGahee Keeps Proving The Doubters Wrong
" ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – Willis McGahee wasn’t supposed to make it to the NFL, much less pinball his way through defenses for a decade.

So said the naysayers after he tore three ligaments in his left knee in his final college game at Miami and again and again as he piled on the yards and years.

McGahee is still proving the doubters wrong 10 years later. He just recorded his 32nd 100-yard rushing game, more than any active NFL running back and one for each candle that will soon decorate his birthday cake, plus a spare for good measure.

“My whole career people said I’m slow, I’m old, I can’t do this or I can’t do that. I use that for fuel,” McGahee said. “You tell me I can’t do something, my goal is to prove you wrong.”

McGahee joked this week that he quit counting at age 29.

Thirty-something tailbacks are rare in a league that spits out ball carriers after just more than two seasons on average, and rarer still are those as productive as McGahee after 30 trips around the sun "

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