The Cardinals just took defensive back Justin Bethel from tiny Presbyterian College in South Carolina, a special teams ace (nine blocked kicks in his career, including one against Cal this season, in a game where he also had an interception for a touchdown) who probably will be best known for now for a 60-inch standing jump. The story, straight from Bethel:
During a “strength night” the football team was doing for fans in Clinton, S.C., after it was over, there were some volleyball players that had seen Bethel working out and doing box jumps before. They convinced him to try it again for the crowd.
“They just said, ‘Can you do some box jumps? We want to see you jump on something real high,’ ” Bethel said. “My strength coach set up some boxes, something I had gotten close to before. He said, ‘You think you can do this?’ I said, ‘Oh yeah.’ I didn’t even know someone was recording it until later on. My Dad told me he put it on youtube. None of it was planned, how it went viral. I never would have thought in a million years that would happen.”
(Of course, this isn’t new for a Cards’ DB, right A-Dub?)
Tags: Adrian Wilson, draft, Justin Bethel
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