Well look here! Apparently Saquon Barkley isn’t the only college football running back who has Olympic level hurdling skills. Miami’s Mark Walton wowed fans Friday night as the Hurricanes took on Duke, gaining 39 yards thanks to a ridiculous hurdle over a Blue Devils defender that had our jaws on the ground.
— Miami DieHards (@MiamiDieHards) September 29, 2017
Naturally, this insane display of athleticism had social media aflame. These are some of the best responses we saw on Twitter.
How has Mark Walton's name not been thrown in the early Heisman race? Leads FBS in yards per carry, rushed for over 200 vs. Toledo.
— Steve Helwick (@s_helwick) September 29, 2017
Mark Walton best RB in the nation after Saquon Barkley
— ∞ NBA Champs ∞ (@QuesTheGenius) September 29, 2017
Most underrated back in the country: Mark Walton Jr.
— Eric Robinson (@_Eric_Robinson) September 29, 2017
This huge play set up the game’s first touchdown. Two plays later, Malik Rosier hit Braxton Berrios in the back of the end zone for a 27-yard touchdown strike to give the Hurricanes an early 7-0 lead over the Blue Devils.