Oklahoma State WR coach Gunter Brewer feels receiver Bryant has 'Moss type talent'
March 24th, 2010 By Special to DraftNasty
Three years ago, I called up an old coach of mine from Marshall University that was coaching at Oklahoma State as the wide receivers coach. I called to ask Gunter Brewer about a kid from my hometown named Adurius Bowman, who a number of people considered the best wide receiver in college football. Coach Brewer told me that Adurius Bowman was one hell of a player, but he kept talking about this freshman named Dez Bryant that he said had 'Randy Moss-type ability'. I must tell you that Coach Brewer was Randy’s position coach at Marshall and got an up close look at the Super Freak everyday.
Fast forward to 2010, and I call up Coach Brewer. Like always he says, "Timmy Martin, what's going on?" I said, "Coach Brewer, how good is this kid Dez Bryant?" I couldn't believe what I heard come out of Coach Brewer's mouth.
Coach Brewer said, "Timmy, he's better than Moss. I never thought I would see someone that could track the ball better than Randy when it's in the air, but this kid can. He's fearless on the football field and doesn't mind one bit to roam the middle of the field.
Dez is a very smart football player and loves to watch film and learn about the game. He has a very high football IQ and picks up the game very easy.
Coach what are your thoughts on his football future?
I believe in the correct situation, at the next level, you could see the 'Super Freak 2'.
-DraftNasty insider Tim Martin reporting
While a receiver at Marshall
During the 1995 season, QB Chad Pennington threw for nearly 2,500 yards and 15 touchdowns. With the transfer of Florida transfer Eric Kresser to the school in 1996, Pennington was able to recoup the redshirt season he had lost in the prior year and sit out the campaign.
In 1996, Kresser went on to establish an incredible rapport with several Marshall wideouts. Two of those receivers had particularly impressive seasons. Redshirt freshman Randy Moss caught an incredible 28 touchdowns, including four in the national championship game. Tim Martin added 868 yards and five touchdowns. The pair recorded 78 and 74 receptions, respectively.
Martin, who led the team in punt returns four straight seasons, set a Thundering Herd record with 49 returns during the national championship run.
Pennington returned to action in 1997 and eventually posted 35 wins to only four losses as the team's starting QB. He won two Motor City bowls, three MAC titles and led the team to three straight bowl appearances from 1997-99.
Tim Martin, a former standout wide receiver at Marshall University, won two national championships during his career with the Thundering Herd during the early to mid nineties. Martin went on to sign with the Detroit Lions in 1997. He also knows what it takes to be successful as an NFL athlete. Martin has been the Assistant Strength & Conditioning coach at the University of Wyoming (1999) and the Head Football Strength & Conditioning coach at UT-Chattanooga (2001)...
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