Dolphins' Brian Hartline says opportunities, not stereotypes define him
This is the story of one of the NFL's most disrespected receivers. The first thing anyone ever says about Brian Hartline when assessing his receiving skills, justifying his respectable five-year career, is that he's "deceptively fast." Considering Hartline was an accomplished track star in high school and college, and once beat former teammate Brandon Marshall in a foot race, what they really mean to say is that Hartline's white. Or as Marshall nicknamed him: "White Lightning." The Ohio State product is one of eight starting NFL wide receivers who happen to be Caucasian. Hartline, Green Bay's Jordy Nelson, Philadelphia's Riley Cooper, Detroit's Kris Durham, Denver's Wes Welker and ...