More than meets the eye

Gregg Doyel has a good story about the 4-foot-9 player who got into a game for Rice last week.

(photo via Erick Williams/ Rice Sports Information)

He’s something of a freak – in a remarkably good way:

So does some other stuff. Like his dad, Jayson Carter is athletic enough to have excelled at three sports — football, baseball, track — at KIPP Charter School in Houston. He can bench press 315 pounds. He runs the 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds. He has a 30-inch vertical leap.

His IQ is 169.

Read the whole thing.

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10 responses to “More than meets the eye

  1. fetch

    Seriously? Did you just say Gregg Doyel has a GOOD story? One where he’s not being a Richard?

  2. ETennDawg

    With all the hype associated with 5 stars, I bet this kid would got a team as fired up as and 5 star could. Great story.

  3. 81Dog

    “Honey, I Shrunk the Tailback!”

    I smell DISNEY MOVIE DEAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But, seriously, this kid sounds like an awesome (albeit) tiny young man. Good for him! And as for Doyle, I guess it just goes to show that even a blind douchebag finds a good story evey now and then.

  4. Slaw Dawg

    Good grief! Next time my son begins a sentence with “I can’t…” I’ll have this to lay on him. The Ray Charles and Herschel examples are starting to get a little stale, anyway. Though he may rightly point out that any kid who wields scissors within minutes of birth is likely a mutant.

  5. Russ

    Great story Senator. Thanks for posting it. It’s kids like this that really make me like college football.

  6. Cojones

    What percentage of the population exceeds an IQ of 179? This guy is in rarefied air. Makes 140 look like a dumbass.

    • Cojones

      There’s denser air for the IQ that can’t transpose a number correctly from the top of the blog to a reply. Sheeesh!!!! -“IQ of 169 ?”

      • AthensHomerDawg

        Careful. IQ doesn’t always equal success.
        ” Every ten years, the average IQ goes up by about 3 points. Psychologist James Flynn has spent decades documenting this odd fact, which was eventually dubbed the Flynn Effect. The question is, does the Flynn Effect mean we’re getting smarter? Not according to Flynn, who argues that the effect simply reveals that IQ measures teachable skills rather than innate ones. As education changed over time, kids got better at standardized tests like the IQ test. And so their scores went up.”

        My eldest son struggled in reading in elementary school. He was the aveage kid in public school. Moved him to private school and he took off. We didn’t expect so much success. He was recently accepted to medical school. On the other hand my youngest blew up the stats… score the highest on his SAT at the same school. Honors program at Georgia. He is applying to law school with a median score with his GPA and LSAT. His advisor recommended he work a couple of years before applying to Law School at Georgia. Mom and Dad are shocked.

  7. Mike

    Amazing story. There are a lot of great lessons in that story, although none better than his Mom pulling him from the game.