in a Nate Newton, come up from nothing and beat the odds and have an affable personality sort of way.
Rookie FB Deon "Cricket" Anderson earned his nickname b/c - on a dare - he ate a cricket in the Alamodome locker room. It was probably no big deal for a player who, like Hollywood Rudy of Notre Dame, lived part of his Senior year in an empty room of a UConn equipment building. Deon seems like a real good guy who is trying to make his way in the world. I'm pulling for him in a big way. He has a serious chance to make the team - better than 50/50 at this point. A nice column in DMN.