Gerhart just another running back

February, 27, 2010
2/27/10
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INDIANAPOLIS – Toby Gerhart simply says he’s "colorblind."

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The Stanford product is one of the more intriguing running back prospects at the NFL combine. The Heisman Trophy runner-up is a rugged, tough runner, who is a yardage eater. It wouldn’t be a shock if both San Diego and Kansas City considered adding the big back to their roster in the early rounds.

Saturday at the combine, Gerhart was asked about being a rarity – a white running back.

“I’m colorblind – I’m a running back,” Gerhart said.

Good answer.

Gerhart said that he found it amusing that he is often compared to “quote white guys.” He said he often hears that he reminds people of former NFL running backs John Riggins and Mike Alstott. However, Gerhart said he has modeled his game after former NFL running backs Eddie George and Corey Dillon.

“I’m a physical runner, but I can give a little wiggle, too,” Gerhart said. “I just want the opportunity to play in the NFL.”

There’s no doubt that is about to happen.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter

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