About a year ago, the Dallas Cowboys selected Virginia Tech receiver Danny Coale in the fifth round of the NFL Draft. Coale never saw the field in his rookie season as an offseason foot injury and a hamstring issue kept him on the practice squad, but if the undersized receiver can get healthy, he can provide an immediate impact.
At least, that’s what Coale’s college coach, Frank Beamer, believes.
“One time, I was asked, ‘How does that guy always get open?’” Beamer said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “Plays develop and plays develop and plays develop, and there’s Danny wide open--I don’t know how many times that happened at Tech.
“He’s fast, but you just look at him, you don’t think he is. He sneaks up on you. I think people underestimated his speed sometimes. But he catches the ball. He gets open. And he’s got some toughness to him.”
Beamer mentioned that he hasn’t spoken to Coale since he entered the NFL, but believes he knows his former player well enough to know that he’s doing all he can to get back on the field.
“Just knowing Danny, he’s always a very positive guy, always a guy that rose to the occasion,” Beamer said. “I’m pulling for him hard, I can tell you that.”
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