“I don’t run around defenders, I run through them.” Those are the words of Darren McFadden as we chill poolside at the Roosevelt Hotel, one of the most famous celebrity hot spots in Hollywood. Fans stop to say hi to the talk of the draft, ignoring the starlets in bikinis for a chance to shake hands with the man who ran away with the combine and still has scouts shaking their heads at that 4.27 40.
It’s that speed that burst his character by so many virtual defenders in NCAA Football 08 and led to him receiving the highest overall rating in the game, a 99. It’s also that speed that helped land him on the cover of the upcoming NCAA Football 09 for the Xbox 360. But even as a camera crew followed him around Los Angeles and the flashes popped as he politely posed for pics, McFadden took the whole experience in stride. “This is my first time in Hollywood. It’s a little crazy…I love it. Limos, the pool–I guess this is what you call living the life.” [read more]