SAN MARTIN CA - OCTOBER 17: Tim Herron (left) gets ready for his tee shot on the second hole as Chris Riley looks on during the final round of the Frys.com Open at the CordeValle Golf Club on October 17 2010 in San Martin California. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)
I can't take weekends off in this thing anymore - not that many open numbers between No. 43 and No. 1, y'all! So expect these theses erry day. Luke Donald is, uh, 10-ish back at the British Open, so that's probably not going to happen. I'm actually kind of a little bit confused how he's the World No. 1 golfer without ever having won a major, but whatevs.
No. 43, Tim Riley, junior, superback
Who he be: Tim was a two-star linebacker outta Oswego who didn't have any offers from any schools besides Northwestern. Riles spent two and a half years at Northwestern as a linebacker, but switched this past season to superback, where he filled a fullback-esque role. I'd guess NU found him a tad slow for the LB slot, but at 6-foot-3, 220 pounds, he packs enough of a punch to block sufficiently. He's arguably the most efficient player on either end of the ball in Northwestern history: he recorded three tackles as a linebacker, one of which was a forced fumble on special teams, and his only reception thus far as a superback was a reasonably spectacular tumbling touchdown grab against Texas A&M in this year's bowl game: with NU down 15, Kain Colter found him on the side of the end zone, and he kept both feet down as Colter put the ball a little bit too far past his outside shoulder.
Watch out, purple league:
Q: If I were not playing football, I would be:
A: Playing intramural sports
Will the real Tim Riley please stand up:
Q: Name five favorite songs (and artist) on your I-Pod:
A: Till' I Collapse - Eminem; Forever -- Drake, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Eminem; Not Afraid -- Eminem; Many Men -- 50 Cent; No Love -- Eminem, Lil Wayne
That's four songs featuring Eminem and one song by Eminem protegé 50 Cent, "Many Men", which featured Eminem as a producer. His favorite movie is 8 Mile, and his favorite comedy is probably that one scene in Funny People where a fat Eminem tells Adam Sandler that he should've let himself die and then yells at Ray Romano.
Looking forward: Expect to see Riley in goal line sets, alongside a running back, two tight ends, and Tyris Jones. Also expect for him only to catch touchdowns and tackle people for forced fumbles, because that's sustainable and stuff.