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Brandon Lloyd can apparently jump over a car at 35 mph -- and did so in-season

Posted by David D'Onofrio  November 8, 2012 05:29 PM

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If you thought former Red Sox pinch-runner Joey Gathright was the only athlete with Boston ties who had a thing for jumping over cars, you were apparently mistaken.

Brandon Lloyd does it, too.

And apparently when the Patriots' receiver does it, the cars are moving.

According to MobiSquad, a mobile technology company, Lloyd accepted their challenge to jump over the company's purple SmartCar while it was traveling 35 mph and they'll release video of his daring leap on Monday night.

The company didn't divulge when the jump happened, saying only that it occurred "recently," though it did apparently come during the season and with the Patriots idle last week it stands to reason that it happened sometime after Lloyd scored two touchdowns against the Rams on Oct. 28.

It also stands to reason that the receiver in the first year of a $12 million deal would have to clear such a stunt with Bill Belichick beforehand. If not, you can bet Lloyd has a conversation coming with his coach -- though in a quote attributed to him in a press release, the Patriots said he did it in support of the small businesses that "are the soul of this country" and he "didn’t ask for anything, I just wanted to do whatever I could to help the cause” when MobiSquad founder Nate Reis asked him to participate.

“I was obviously nervous to jump a racing Smart Car, but I’ve had 10 years of practice jumping over health hazards like Ray Lewis,” Lloyd said. "We had all of the proper safety precautions in place. I knew I could do it.”

Check back Monday, as we'll have the video here when it goes live -- and in the meantime, here's some behind the scenes footage of Lloyd in Scottsdale, Ariz.

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