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Bears ballboy Darryl MaGee outran Lions kick coverage during Johnny Knox return

Bears wide receiver Johnny Knox electrified the Soldier Field crowd Sunday with a 102-yard kickoff return to begin the second half. But it’s a uncommonly speedy ballboy who’s continuing to raise some eyebrows in the aftermath.

The as-yet-unnamed ballboy kept pace with Knox as he raced down the field, even outpacing some members of the Lions’ kick coverage team.

The 24-year-old, identified by ESPN 1000’s Waddle & Silvy Show as Darryl MaGee of Champaign, called into the show this morning. He told hosts Marc Silverman and Tom Waddle that he found out from friends that a highlight of him keeping pace with Knox was blowing up.

On his Twitter account MaGee said, “Man I’m all over the internet and ESPN now!!!!! I definately [sic] didn’t expect this!”: