Canty came the hard way. Figured to be a sure first rounder in the 2005 draft, he shredded 3 of the 4 ligaments
in his left knee in a game at Syracuse in september, 2004. The concern a week after the injury was not whether
he would play again but would he be able to walk again.
He rehabbed well however and while at Athletes Performance in Arizona went out clubbing with Richie Incognito
(that's a bad idea right there) and ended up with a broken beer bottle to the face. He suffered a cut to the left
eyeball and had to take the train to the combine because the eye would not allow him to fly.
Instead of the first round, he was drafted in the late fourth by Dallas. The rest of his history is much easier to
follow up on. His first interview at the combine was with the Seahawks though.
He did graduate from the U of Virginia and is kind of a high class individual. Good family. Scored tops among defensive
linemen in the Wonderlic. Some guys who came out the same year were Alex Smith, DeMarcus Ware, Frank Gore and
Seattle drafted Chris Spencer, Lofa Tatupu, David Greene and in Canty's round OT Ray Willis.