With the 2007 Baltimore Ravens' offense stuck in a rut, and the normally stout defense looking surprisingly mortal, rookie return man/wide receiver Yamon Figurs has quickly made kickoff and punt returns two of the most anticipated moments at Ravens games this year. But then again, Figurs does everything quickly—his 4.3-second 40-yard-dash time made him the fastest man at the NFL draft in April. And he wasted little time notching his first NFL touchdown, returning a punt 75 yards for a score in only his second game. That feat required far less time than it took you to read this far, and it netted him the NFL's Special Teams Player Of the Week award. Heck, even his nickname—"Yo"—is brief.
This rookie can run.
Issue date: November, 2007