Sometimes stereotypes can be funny, and football has it’s share of them.
Texas A&M receiver Ryan Swope shocked all that believe in the myths of racial profiling. He’s a white guy who can run fast, and at the NFL Combine, he clocked a 4.34 40-time that made the proverbial sports bigot say, “He’s pretty fast for a white guy.”
“I think a lot of people were pretty shocked. You don’t see that every day, a white guy running a 4.3,” Swope said on the Dan Patrick Show.
Jimmy the Greek must be turning over in his grave.
‘Although Swope said he personally wasn’t surprised by his time because it was in line with what he’s been running in pre-Combine workouts, he said it’s common for people to lump white receivers together as if they’re all good route runners with good hands but lacking high-end speed. And he’s right. For instance, Swope’s profile on NFL.com is almost a parody of the way white wide receivers are always described.’