Spooky season is coming to an end. Although Halloween festivities won’t start again until next October, the frights that some athletes may cause their opponents are certain to stick around for the season.
One “spooky” player resides in South Florida and plays football for the Miami Dolphins. Tyreek Hill continues to frighten opponents in the NFL with his terrifying speed. Known as “Cheetah” and the fastest player in the NFL, Hill has continued to run past defenders this entire season.
Hill has also become the first player in the Super Bowl era to earn more than 1,000 receiving yards in the first eight weeks of a single season. Hill not only leads the league in receiving yards with 1,014 but also receiving touchdowns with eight. “Cheetah” is on pace to earn 2,155 receiving yards this season, which would make him the first player in NFL history to pass the 2,000- receiving yard mark in a single season.
While the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Texas Rangers are battling it out for the World Series title, each team has one player that frightens the opposing pitchers. Rookie sensation Corbin Carroll has been scaring pitchers left and right this entire season. Recently, the Diamondback outfielder became the first rookie in MLB history to record 25 home runs and 50 steals. His speed is almost unmatched in baseball, and he can often steal on a whim.
On the other hand, the Rangers have the sensational Adolis Garcia, who played a huge role in his team’s World Series run. Garcia went on a tear in the American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros, with home runs in four straight games. He made the game-winning homerun for the Rangers in game one of the World Series.
With the basketball season just underway, there are sure to be a few players who will continue striking fear on the court. Stephen Curry, arguably the greatest basketball shooter of all time, can score three-pointers like no other, and that’s certainly terrifying for opposing teams. Nikola Jokic, also known as the “Joker,” is one of the most dynamic players in the NBA. A swiss army knife-type player, Jokic can do it all and continues to be one of the best players in the league.
While these players will undoubtedly continue to scare their opponents, we should take a lesson from Halloween movies and be on the lookout for new frights to arise and help lead their teams to the finish line.