Calvin Anderson was in middle school the first time he watched in amazement as a football teammate deftly solved a Rubik’s Cube.
Always the competitive type, he needed to know how to do it, too.
“I loved how it was a combination of hand-eye coordination,” he said, “and keeping your mind buzzing the whole time.”
So Anderson grabbed one of the popular six-sided puzzles and started unscrambling the 54 little colorful squares — white, blue, red, green, yellow and orange — a task that has stumped and frustrated millions around the world since it first became a pop-culture phenomenon in the 1980s.
Today, the New York Jets rookie offensive lineman is a master of the Rubik’s Cube, able to solve it in various ways — including behind his back