SEC’s top 25 players of 2013: No. 17

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SDS is continually counting down the top 25 players in the SEC for 2013, and we’re not stopping until we get to No. 1. I know you’ll agree with every single one…

No.17 Henry Josey, RB, Missouri (JR )

2013 stats: 174 carries, 1,166 yards (6.7 YPC), 16 TDs

Why he’s No. 17: Henry Josey was scared he would never play football again. Some said Josey may not even walk again. But he made it a point to disprove the entire universe and become a medical phenomenon and rush for 1,166 yards and 16 TDs after his knee blew up two years ago.

Josey missed the entire 2012 season, and SEC fans didn’t even know he existed. All he did was rush for 1,168 yards and nine TDs in the Big 12, and this year he nearly equaled that output in the best defensive conference in college football.

Mizzou had the SEC’s second best rushing offense, averaging over 237 yards per game, and Josey was the lifeblood. He isn’t a pounder, but he’s a tough nut who can shake the check right off your Nikes. He combines speed and burst with incredible vision, and he’s a home run threat every time he touches it.

Josey finished as the SEC’s 5th leading rusher in 2013, and only LSU RB Jeremy Hill averaged more yards per carry with over 100 rushing attempts. It will be fun watching Josey compete at the next level. What a player!

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  • and he had to share the ball with Hansborough and Murphy who ran the same part of the playbook and didn’t Murphy have the best yards per carry in the SEC for someone with several hundred yards rushing?

  • this SEC year in and year out is loaded with prototypical NFL running backs. Henry was not one but I don’t know any of them that seemed to take the hand off and be in the other teams secondary in a blink of the eye as consistently as Henry. the Flash has nothing on this boy.