Who was the last to play both ways the way Myles Jack did?

My story in today’s Los Angeles Daily News tries to figure out comparisons for the two-way eruption UCLA linebacker Myles Jack had this past weekend. You probably won’t guess at least one of the names mentioned.

Not in the article was how well Jack has handled the attention so far. Even before his huge breakout performance at Arizona, the freshman was a media favorite for his great quotes and friendly demeanor.

“A lot of people give him praise. A lot of people say ‘Myles Jack this, Myles Jack that,’” left tackle Xavier Su’a-Filo said. “But he remains humble. What I notice is how hungry he stays. Tell Myles he’s the best freshman in the country, and he’ll be like, ‘I want to be the best player.’

“He’s never satisfied. His bar, the standard he set for himself is so high. I really respect that about him.”

(h/t to puntingiswinning for the above video)

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  • Bruin 34

    Great post Jack. That’s a fact! Lol. Was it Mora’s or Mazzone’s idea to implement that package lasted week?

    • facescar

      Mora seemed to indicate that it was Mazzone being a “mad scientist”

  • Hogsman

    I was glad Jack helped seal the win last week, but by now, I’m tired of hearing so much hype about his two-way play, and I’m sure Coach Mora is, too. Let’s hope it doesn’t distract Jack and the rest of the team from a hugely important game tomorrow night. It’s going to be cold, which is probably an advantage for Washington. I hope the crowd is loud and giving the Bruins a lot of energy and encouragement.

  • tklsmooth

    THE LAST GREAT 2-WAY PLAYER I RECALL WAS DEON SANDERS !

  • kingmaniii

    November 27, 2004: Syracuse’s backup runningback and starting safety Diamond Ferri runs for 141 yards and 2 scores on 28 carries and seals the 43-17 beatdown of Boston College with a pick-6, obliterating their BCS hopes.