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From the Video Vault: Connor Barwin is an Absolute Savage

UC alum Connor Barwin competing in the 2013 Savage Olympics at DeFranco's Gym in Austin, Texas.

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Connor Barwin, to quote my favorite professional wrestler, The One Man Thrill Ride, is an "absolute savage."

Today's video vault bears witness to Barwin's power, strength, and explosiveness.  It is workout footage from the 2013 Savage Olympics at DeFranco's Gym in Austin, Texas, one of the nation's premier workout facilities for professional athletes.

Joining Barwin in the video is his former Houston Texans teammate, Brian Cushing, who is pretty powerful himself.

UC's Connor Barwin dominated the Big East in 2008, recording 12 sacks and earning all-conference honors.  Not bad for a guy who started his college career as a tight end.

Last season, Barwin led the NFC in sacks with 12.5 for the Philadelphia Eagles. He earned his first trip to the Pro Bowl last season as well. That honor was far too late in coming for Barwin, one of the league's premier pass rushers and run stoppers at the defensive end position.