Johnny Dutch is hardly a household name.
The South Carolina junior surprised even himself by making the American squad bound for Berlin for the world track and field championships.
"Nobody really knows me," the 400-meter hurdler said.
Nobody really knows quite a few of these Americans.
Sure, there are the familiar names such as Sanya Richards, Allyson Felix, Bernard Lagat and Jeremy Wariner.
But America's biggest star, Tyson Gay, is limping into his showdown with Jamaican world-record holder Usain Bolt on a bad groin.
Maybe this worlds is a passing of the torch? That's the plan.
The Americans had their egos bruised in Beijing last summer as the Jamaicans turned in a scintillating display in the Bird's Nest. Led by Bolt, Jamaica won five of the six high-profile sprint races.
Even more, the U.S. fumbled the baton exchange in both the men's and women's 400-meter relay. The sight of the baton falling - the sound of it clanging on the track - cannot soon be forgotten.
It does add extra incentive.
"I know for fact we want to win and redeem ourselves," Gay said.
Although Gay's groin has been a hindrance, he does not think it will affect him in his rematch with Bolt. Once he is in the blocks, Gay really does not think about it.
For that matter, he does not think about Bolt, either.
"I've always felt in my mind that I could challenge him," said Gay, who has the world's fastest time in the 100 this season at 9.77 seconds. "It's not like he's always been the world-record holder or he's always been the Olympic gold medalist. He's always been Usain Bolt to me. I've beaten him before, he's beaten me before. That's why I'm looking forward to racing him."
The 20-year-old Dutch is simply looking forward to stepping on the track. Dutch, a media arts major at South Carolina, does not feel added pressure competing on this stage.
"I'm a rookie coming into this," Dutch said. "I'm just going to have fun."