Ladies and Gentlemen:
I feel I may have stumbled onto something to help us get into the mind of Jalston Fowler.
As I'm sure you all know Mark Ingram's jersey number at Alabama was 22.
However, some of us may not (yet) know that Jalston Fowler wears 45 at Alabama.
Below are cross sections of .22 LR, .45 ACP and .45 Colt bullets.
For the more statistically inclined, the stats on wikipedia (repository and arbiter of all wisdom) indicate that:
the .22 Long Rifle has a mass between 30 and 40 grains, travels between 1,080 and 1,750 feet/second, and delivers between 141 and 277 Joules of energy. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.22_long_rifle.
The .45 ACP has a mass between 165 and 230 grains, travels between 900 and 1,225 feet/second, and delivers between 559 and 835 Joules of energy. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.45_Automatic_Colt_Pistol
The .45 Colt has a mass between 200 and 325 grains, travels between 929 and 1,325 feet/second, and delivers between 641 and 1,718 Joules of energy. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.45_colt
[As a disclaimer, I do understand that these statistics are merely those that wikipedia chose to include on their page, and that many other rounds with different performance statistics certainly exist.]
Both Mark Ingram
and Jalston Fowler
wore #7 in high school, so neither one was simply carrying on with their old numbers.
If this is simply a coincidence, it has the potential to be a delicious one. If intentional, that might mean that Mr. Fowler believes himself to be a bit slower than Mr. Ingram, but that he transfers significantly more energy upon impact.
According to some reports, Jalston weighed 240-245 pounds, ran a 4.6 40, benched 430 pounds, squatted 650 pounds, and had a 34 inch vertical all coming out of high school. http://highschoolsports.al.com/news/article/-3644852931498309110/birmingham-news-super-seniors-vigors-jalston-fowler-wont-play-a-down-in-fall/. Rivals had him a tad slower, running a 4.8, and put his vertical at 31 inches. http://rivals.yahoo.com/alabama/football/recruiting/player-Jalston-Fowler-93979. I haven't immediately found his current stats at Alabama.
Mark Ingram, on the other hand, weighed 215 pounds, http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/players/165580, ran a 4.62 40 http://alabama.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1195299 at the combine, and apparently improved that to 4.47 or 4.53 at Alabama's pro day http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/news?slug=ap-alabamaproday, it doesn't seem to be easy to find his bench press, but seems to be somewhere around 365 pounds http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/07/sports/ncaafootball/07alabama.html, with a 525 pound squat http://www.rollcrimsontide.com/Mark%20Ingram%20Bio.html (hard to find good sources here), with a 31.5 inch vertical http://www.nfl.com/draft/2011/profiles/mark-ingram?id=2495466.