I have two images of Samson Anguay.
It was during 2011 spring practice when Anguay effortlessly caught punts, then ran at different levels of speed and quick-cut precision. He was like a DVR control: Forward, pause, FF, FF2, FF3 … At the end of that spring, he was named as the Warriors’ No. 1 punt returner.
Then that summer, there is Anguay, dropping to the ground for no other reason than misfortune. He is helped off the field, awaiting the first of three ACL operations over the next four years.
Anguay had several comebacks, a season when it appeared he would just focus on school, another comeback, his graduation, this past year’s pro day and then … crickets.
It had to end sometime, and often the final call is silence.
But this is Anguay, and he has lived a never-ending story. Anguay recently signed a contract to play for the Bloomington Edge of the IFL.
Hoping everybody else had as wonderful a year.