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It's pretty much been a consensus between players and coaches. When asked last December, between the end of the regular season and the Holiday Bowl, which young defender had impressed him most in practice, defensive end Brian Orakpo answered immediately. "Earl Thomas," said Orakpo. "He's a hard worker. He's quiet, but when he's out there, he's very passionate about the game." In spring ball, senior cornerback Ryan Palmer was blown away by the skills Thomas was showing in practice and the quick progress he'd made. "He's a guy that's always to the ball and making plays when he's supposed to," said Palmer. On Monday, the first day of August camp for the Texas Longhorns, defensive coordinator Will Muschamp heaped his praises upon Thomas as well. "Earl is a very...
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