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O'Neal Wilder's Game Is Built On Speed

When you see true freshman O'Neal Wilder for the first time, the two things you notice about him are how tall and lean he is. But what you don't see is something you immediately notice when he takes off from the line of scrimmage. And that is his exceptional speed and quickness, the two things Mississippi State wide receivers coach Pat Washington loves about this talented newcomer.

"He can run and close a cushion really fast. While he's raw and is still learning to play fundamental football, you can't coach speed, and he has that," said Washington. He's also quick for a tall guy - Wilder is 6-4 tall - which was a surprise to Washington. "For a tall guy and a 400 meter guy he has a short stride," said Washington. "I was thinking he was going to be a long strider which would...

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