When Willis McGahee broke into the league in 2003, he was coming off a horrific injury suffered in his last college game — three torn ligaments in his left knee on a hit from Ohio State’s Will Allen in the 2003 Fiesta Bowl.
Given that injury and the typically short career span of running backs, McGahee’s goal upon being a first-round pick of the Buffalo Bills was simple: make it to 10 seasons. He did that by arriving in training camp Thursday. Now he hopes for more, his career being rejuvenated by his move to Denver and a Pro Bowl season last year.
“It makes you feel young again, because I was telling somebody, ‘Man, all I want to do is get to 10 years,’” McGahee said Thursday. “Now I’m at 10, I want to go more.”