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59 yr old Man to Play College Football

Discussion in 'Sports Forum' started by PastorSBC1303, Aug 23, 2007.

  1. PastorSBC1303

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    Is this guy an inspiration or just plain crazy? :laugh:

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    I am 59 YOA, and would hafta think long & hard about playing college ball. I was not the worst HS player of the mid-60s, earning several all-star honors at FB & LB, but that was 41 years ago. I'd hafta work out strenuously for at least a year to develop the strength to be competitive, and I never had much speed to begin with. And at only 240 lb, I'm far too small to be a lineman.

    No, unless I was strictly a kicker, I'd be kidding myself if I thought I could even make a college team, let alone get any playing time!

    Besides that, I played semipro for 11 seasons(Talk about the underbelly of "pro" sports!) & am therefore ineligible.
     
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    Several months ago I was watching a synaticated sports show. It featured a 70 something year old man, who went back to college and joined the football team. He was finally allowed (if I remember correctly) to play in the final game of the season.

    Can somebody help me find the link?

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    I don't think I can respect this-- didn't Rodney Daingerfield do something like this in a movie once?
     
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    To me it's inspirational. I've been going through my mid life crisis, and was considering playing again next year at 36. If he's 59 and can do it, that will really motivate me. I last played semi pro ball in 1994 and 'retired' from the game at 22 due to tearing up my knee on the last play of the season diving for a 2 point conversion. I missed the playoffs.
     
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