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SMU DE Margus Hunt Tops List Of 'Craziest' Athletes In College Football

Bruce Feldman of CBS Sports has released his "Freak List," which runs down the 10 craziest athletes in college football. The list runs down the unbelievable dimensions and athletic abilities of these athletes and three different area player have made the top 10, including the top spot holder, who represents the SMU Mustangs.

From SMU, defensive end Margus Hunt takes the No. 1 spot on the list.

1. Margus Hunt, SMU, DE/KB: The native of Estonia sounds like a PlayStation football creation: A 6-foot-8, 280 pounder with an 82-inch wingspan. Yet despite those long arms, he can still bench 225 35 times, and his coach, SMU track coach Dave Wollman, predicts Hunt will rep it 45 times next year at the NFL combine and clock a 4.60 40-yard dash. Hunt has cleaned 384 pounds, snatched 345 and vertical jumped 36 inches. "He's off-the-scale powerful," said Wollman. "On that kind of frame, seeing the cleans and the snatch go that high to the ceiling, it is amazing."

Marquise Goodwin, a wide receiver on the Texas Longhorns, comes in at No. 4.

4. Marquise Goodwin, Texas, WR: One of the fastest men in college football, the 5-9, 177-pounder, also a first-team Academic-All-Big 12 player, may make it to the Olympics as a long jumper. Last weekend, Goodwin won his second consecutive Penn Relays long jump title. He also runs on Texas' 4x100 relay team. As a football player, he's caught 94 balls for 1,024 yards and four TDs while totaling almost 2,000 all-purpose yards in his career at Texas.

And from the TCU Horned Frogs, guard Blaize Foltz takes the No. 9 spot.

9. Blaize Foltz, TCU, OG: The Horned Frogs O-line had a Freak a few years back in agile giant Marcus Cannon (a 350-pounder who could do a double front flip off a diving board.) Foltz, a first-team All-MWC guard in 2011, doesn't possess that kind of flexibility, but he's probably as strong as any man in college football. The 6-4, 310-pound movement science major benches 580 pounds, squats 800, incline benches 530 and has cleaned 430. "Honestly, we've gotten to a point where we stop him now for safety sake," says TCU O-line coach Eddie Williamson. "He could probably do even more than what those numbers indicate if we didn't."

The whole list is worth checking out, so click through and give it a read.

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.