This new LA Rams rookie's unstoppable work ethic will delight fans

He may not play for former DL Coach Eric Henderson, but he embodies the #DAWGWORK philosophy
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An NFL veteran's work out regimen

Blake Corum has always been about the grind. In an article by 247 sports writer Chris Hummer, the author listed Corum's workout schedule while attending St. Francis Academy in Baltimore, Maryland:

  • 4:30 a.m.: Wake up
  • 5 a.m.: Speed work, running, and stability workouts.
  • 7 a.m.: School
  • 3 p.m.: Lifting with the football team
  • 4 p.m.: Practice
  • 6 p.m.: A post-practice session with one of his nearly a half-dozen trainers in the Baltimore area.

It was as though the future Michigan Wolverines star running back did not ramp up to be ready for an new football season, rather he never fell out of football shape. In fact, by the time football season arrived, he was nearly in the best shape of his life.

In many workout ways, he is a smaler, running back version of Aaron Donald. While Donald's forte was about getting powerful and agile to play defensive line, Blake Corum must get powerful and agile enough to play at the running back position.

And much like Donald, the 5-foot-8 210-pound powerhouse rookie running back has faced his own set of disclaimers of being too small, complete with durability concerns. The Rams front office enjoyed tremendous success by selecting the passionate Aaron Donald in 2014. Will the team have similar luck in 2024 with Blake Corum?