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AP: Earlier in my career I wanted to get to 225. I thought that was the mark. I got up to that weight. I really didn't like it. It didn't feel the same. I like to play at 215.
DP: Hardest hit you ever took?
AP: Against Detroit. It was Shaun Rogers. It was an outside zone play. I remember bouncing outside the tackle, and a free safety cut me off. I cut right back into the pursuing defense. Shaun Rogers, 350 pounds, just crushed me ... hit me haaard.
DP: Did it bother you that you didn't win the Heisman after you ran for 1,925 yards as a freshman at Oklahoma?
AP: It did. I felt the only reason I didn't win it was [that] I was a freshman.
DP: Who won the Heisman that year?
AP: Matt Leinart.
DP: Ever tell Leinart he has your Heisman?
AP: No, I didn't think I had to.
DP: It's a passing game now. Where do running backs fit in?