Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s the “Super Back”!
Zach Sauers has covered this young man extensively, and with good reason. The guy can do it all. He can block, he can get key yards on the ground, and he can catch passes. In four years at Northwestern, he posted 135 receptions for 1,427 yards and 11 touchdowns. He showed an ability to make plays on the ground in limited exposure, averaging 4.8 yards per carry over six attempts.
I did say it was limited.
According to Tony Medero of Scout.com, Vitale is making himself a name with his play in training camp. Can his super back skill-set translate to the NFL field during a game? It will be exciting to watch, and it starts Thursday.