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Coincidence? I think not.


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.

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via www.mrsec.com

However, some of us may not (yet) know that Jalston Fowler wears 45 at Alabama.

 

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Below are cross sections of .22 LR, .45 ACP and .45 Colt bullets.

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via www.gunthorp.com

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

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and Jalston Fowler

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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.

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