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Proving His Point

Jason Colson

Jason Colson forced Syracuse to take him as a running back or not at all. The Orange chose the latter and have since regretted it.

The West Virginia running back verbally committed to Syracuse, then reneged when former head coach Paul Pasqualoni's staff told him he was not a major college tailback. Instead, Syracuse wanted Colson to play in the defensive secondary. "They didn't think I was good enough to play tailback," Colson said. "I thought I was." The snub served as motivation and morphed Colson from a solid running... Recommended Stories