September 27, 2007

Munnerlyn spearheads surging secondary

Captain Munnerlyn spends so much time on the football field that he often gets tired.

He doesn't like the feeling.

Munnerlyn has turned into South Carolina's do-everything player. As one of the emerging shut-down cornerbacks in the SEC, he plays a vital role in a secondary that ranks second in the nation in both pass defense (103.5 ypg) and pass efficiency defense (73.44 rating).

But he also serves as USC's primary kick returner, averaging 21.5 yards per kickoff return and 5.6 yards per punt return through the first four games.

Yet, when you talk to Munnerlyn, the one thing he zeroes in on is the fact he sometimes has to come out of the game because he's worn down.

Clearly, that's not something he wants to do.

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