Some interesting news surfaced this week regarding the transfer of Demetri Goodson, a junior point guard at Gonzaga, to Baylor where he would be focusing on football instead of basketball. Goodson is the younger brother of Mike Goodson, a running back for the Carolina Panthers, and hasn’t played organized football since his sophomore year in high school. His decision is fueled by the fact that he has been told his best chance to go pro may be through the NFL rather than the NBA. Goodson will play cornerback for the Bears and has two years of eligibility remaining.
My question to you is this: if you could have had any of the modern era UK basketball players also suit up for the football team, who would it have been? I know that the common answers might be Michael Porter because of his high profile offer from USC or Chuck Hayes because of the comparisons that could be made between him and San Diego Chargers All-Pro tight end, Antonio Gates, but beyond that who do you think could have been a good fit on the gridiron?
Personally, I think it would have been interesting to see Eric Bledsoe on the football field. His combination of speed, quickness, strength, balance and pure athleticism would have been frightening.
Assuming their basketball career wouldn’t be affected in any way, which former or current players could have made the best transition?