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Few expected this much, this soon from Slaton

West Virginia was supposed to have a freshman phenom at running back. It's just surprising that it turned out to be Steve Slaton.

Originally Published: October 18, 2005
By Joe Starkey | Special to ESPN.com

At least one person predicted greatness for Steve Slaton while he was still in the womb.

"My obstetrician said he was going to be a track star," says Slaton's mother, Juanita Tiggett-Slaton. "He'd check one side of my stomach, and Steve would be on the other side before you'd know it. I said, 'He moves like that all the time; is there something wrong?' [The obstetrician] would be looking for him and saying, 'Whoa … whoa … you're going to have a little track star there.'

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