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Tiquan Underwood’s High-Top Fade: A Man and His Hair

Tiquan Underwood may not produce, but his hair looks pretty cool. (Picture from tiunderwood Twitter)

Coming out of Rutgers we knew three things about Tiquan Underwood:

  1. He was fast.
  2. He had below-average (to be polite) hands.
  3. His hair was — hmm — let’s say unique.

Thus far in his brief stint with the Patriots, we have seen all three. In the second quarter with 14:08 remaining and trailing the Philadelphia Eagles 10-7, Underwood got open behind the Eagles coverage with the end zone clear in sight.

Tom Brady dropped back and delivered the (very catchable) pass to Underwood — touchdown Patriots! — who had one of the worst looking dropped passes in recent history. Seconds following the play, three different reactions unfolded:

  • Brady stood with an elongated stare toward the direction of Underwood, which captivated the overall feeling of Gillette Stadium at that very moment.
  • Meanwhile, a quick glance to the sideline showed Bill Belchick jotting a note down in his trusted notebook. Quick guess: that can’t be good.
  • Finally, Underwood jogged back to the huddle with a smile gleaming from ear-to-ear. One of those smiles that you make when you know you did something very (very) wrong.

That play lasted five seconds. It was virtually all we saw from Underwood this season — and in his career in the NFL. In three seasons, the 24-year-old has played in 14 games and has hauled in eight catches for 111 yards.

While his future with the team seems bleak, Underwood has left us with a resounding image. His hair. I could go into deep analysis of the style and structure, but we’ll let the hair speak for itself:

 

About Matthew Marcantonio - @M_Marcantonio

Matthew Marcantonio is the Patriots and college football editor at Sports of Boston. Marcantonio has contributed for two newspapers; the Sentinel & Enterprise (Leominster, Mass) and The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La) and held internships with The Bleacher Report and Sports Illustrated.

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