Originally Posted by Agamemnon
I still don't get this whole"too many carries in college" thing. When you're that young it doesn't matter unless you suffer a serious injury because the body can recover very quickly at that age. Wear and tear is something that happens to a back in their late 20s and early 30s, not their early 20s. LaDainian Tomlinson had 19 more carries in college than Ball did, and it had no negative effects on him in the NFL.
True. Just depends on the kid though. Some people are simply more resilient to injury then some. Style is a big part of it too. Guys who know how to tweak their body at that last second and avoid constantly taking hard hits. I agree, you simply can't just say X number of carries means you have more wear and tear. That's just stupid.