Dallas Cowboys receiver and return man Lucky Whitehead is now around eight pounds heavier than his playing weight during his rookie season, a change that Whitehead hopes will help his playmaking ability in his second year.
“Definitely trying to maintain my weight through the season, because I did run a lot,” Whitehead said, per ESPN Dallas. “At the same time, being able to break that first tackle for that big play, that’s the stuff I need to do. I’m definitely seeing a progression from working out.”
Whitehead returned 16 kickoffs for 452 yards in 2015, an average of over 28 yards per attempt. He also had 19 punt returns for a total of 110 yards, an average of 5.8 yards per.
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Whitehead’s impact figures to be seen even more in 2016, after his first full NFL offseason.
“I think I’m a lot stronger,” Whitehead said. “I’m working on my lower body more than I have ever been. I’ve learned a lot just as a football player, being in the meeting rooms. I think I’ve grown a lot more.”