Myles Jack is quickly becoming known across the country for what he is, the best freshman in the country. He had a huge game Friday night, rushing for 60 yards and four touchdowns in the UCLA Bruins‘ 41-31 win over the Washington Huskies.
For those keeping track (or more appropriately for those that are not), that’s 190 yards and five touchdowns in two weeks! The four touchdowns is the most since Maurice Jones-Drew scored five times way back in 2004.
Jones-Drew turned out to be a pretty darn good running back, not only at UCLA but at least for the first several seasons in the NFL as a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars. So the question had to be asked by the ESPN post-game on field reporter; Myles, we know you came to UCLA for defense, but after that performance do you think you like scoring touchdowns?
Jack responded with an easy and non-controversial comment that could only be taken one way. “I’m still defense all the way”.
It’s not like Jack hasn’t scored touchdowns before, as a running back for his high school he did that quite a bit actually. But he went to UCLA to stop the other team from doing it. If he should just so happen to be called upon to run the ball and make an impact on the offensive side of the ball, he’s apparently ok with that, as long as it doesn’t interfere with his defensive role.
Well that was anti-climactic but ya know what, that’s dedication to your craft. Case closed… for now.