by Max Brantley
Have I missed this? Hog Heisman hopeful Darren McFadden used to wear dresses to class in high school. From USA Today's big football issue:
Last Halloween, the most recognizable 19-year-old in the state went to his classes in complete disguise. Wearing a clown suit, complete with rainbow wig, oversized glasses, a fake cigar, striped shirt, enormous yellow pants and wide suspenders, McFadden could have struck a Heisman pose and still remained anonymous.
However, those who know McFadden from his high school days in Little Rock might not have blinked twice at such antics.
"He wore dresses to school," says McFadden's favorite high school teacher, Leecie Henson.
Yes, dresses. And not just on Halloween.
At times, McFadden would raid his grandmother's closet, and who knows where else, and wear the most hideous looking outfits he could find to school. "He has the ugliest legs ever," Henson says. "He would wear these dresses with tennis shoes, and after a while the teachers would get used to it. He just loves to make people laugh."