PHONE'S RINGING -- IT'S URBAN ON THE LINE
when and where...... if you please.
Georgia Southern University. 2003
Muskingum College under Coach Heacock
Ohio Northern University - mid 90's
The closest I came to Division I football was with Notre Dame. I was recruited by Skippy Holtz (It was Skippy back then). He came to my High School and my house. I went to Jr. Day and the Spring game. Coach Lou Holtz was a lot different then as a coach compared to today on TV. He was VERY intense. I also went to camp that summer after my Jr. year and for some reason I ran the 40 slower than I ever had. That pretty much sealed my fate.
US Air Force Academy // WR // 96-98
"Indecision may (or may not) be my downfall."
Interesting and true story. In 1990 the Toledo Football team held open tryouts for a kicker. I was a high school soccer player but had often practiced field goals, I had goal posts in my backyrard. I made the the final cut ( 5 guys) I did not make the team but did get to meet a much younger Nick Saban.
Washington & Jefferson College (Division III - PA) D-End '06-'10
I have played NFL games many times, on my PS3 in my mom's basement. I've played against the best - Vick, Brady, Manning, etc. Won my fair share. If you want any specific stories, let me know.
How firm they friendship...
Someone can't read the title.
Actually, that someone is you. Nothing in there about pro football.
4-6 seconds from point A to point B and when you get to point B, be pissed off
The OP wanted to know about real life experiences, not video game ones. I too have a nice record on Madden online for 360, but the OP wanted to see who's actually played lol. The furthest I ever got was getting recruited by OU, but wanted to put all my time into my academics at a better university.
There's actually an online username share thread in offtopic if anyone's interested.
My experiences were in real life - I didn't dream them up or anything. A couple online players asked me if I wanted to join their league, but I didn't think it was the best opportunity for me. If anybody is interested, I have about 10 different ways I play Cover 2.
I practiced a lot of football in college. Didn't play too often.
Played high school, never college, but my friend played O-line and later coached O-line, both at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. We break down game film together anytime we can get it. I've learned a ton about the O-line and D-line. Too bad that a) it is 20+ years too late, and b) at my build I would have needed to understand DB/WR, not line.
It would have been DB for sure. As my highschool coach could tell you, I'm fast (still fast even at 41) but I couldn't catch a beach ball if you handed it to me.
So I guess the short answer is "no, never played".
Never played... I was big enough and enough of an athlete to play HS football but I never tried out because I had to work (I started working when I was 10, and have ever since). Most of my close friends were on the high school football team and we would frequently play tackle football in a neighborhood park against guys on the Capitol University football team. I was also QB for my intramural flag football team at OSU.
Going to try and walk on this spring, depending on grad school acceptances.
University of San Diego in 2001 and 2002, right before Harbaugh took over.
I could've played at Yale or Harvard, but because I came from a small school and my class lost a few people going into my senior year, it lowered my overall score by their algorithm. Decided not to go to Ohio Northern then so that I could attend home games in the 'Shoe.
@dubjayfootball90 you played with my buddy Cory Denious at W&J
I played at Walsh University- OL
It's pretty cool that there are so many former college football players on here.
Sadly, my career ended after my senior year of high school and my liftime stats are probably somewhere around 12 catches for 70 yards and one touchdown. Not exactly a prospect.
@OTRAIN yea, all four years we played together. I love Denious... small world
I was a pretty good offensive tackle in my junior high days. I made a few people eat turf. Oh, and I was the anti-Shugarts in that I never committed a false start penalty. Unfortunately, my football career kind of ended before my freshman year of high school - had to have a cyst removal surgery, and where it was and how I had to take care of the wound, it was a season ender for sure, and probably a career ender.
Otherwise, I'd be saying OSU '05-'08. Florida, LSU, USC, Texas - no answer for me. </EndBlatantExaggerationOfMyAbilities>
Class of 2010.
I played 1 year (1992) at the University of Findlay. The Oilers won the NAIA Division 2 Nat. Championship that year. In 1 year of college, we won more games, than my high school (Johnstown-Monroe) did in the 4 years I went there combined.....which was 7.
Findlay has since moved to a full fledged Division 2 school. I played linebacker at 6'1" 230lbs, but wasn't fleet afoot enough for what they wanted at the position. I rode the pine, which was difficult to do after being a 2 way starter in high school. The coaches at Findlay wanted me to either get faster or put on an extra 30 to 40 pounds and move to OL or DL. I decided to hang up the cleats and get a job during my extra time after classes.
The coaching in college was light years better than high school, but high school football was more fun to me, going to battle with your buddies you grew up with.
Played TE at ohio northern my freshman year. Was on the freshman team, which means I spent my weeks getting abused by the first team defense. It was a great experience to say the least. There was a rb there at the time named jamal robertson...there's a guy who was an absolute beast. Without a doubt one of the best athletes I've ever come in personal contact with.
Interesting side note...jake ballards dad was the head coach at my high school my junior and senior year of high school. Jake was a ball boy for us on Friday nights. He was maybe ten years old. Now he's a super bowl champion and 4 time big ten champ.
Another intersting side note...our wide receivers coach my freshman year of high school was a KR for the buffalo bills when they went to 4 super bowls. He actually fumbled a kickoff in the super bowl...not sure which one, just know he did. That guy was a a hell of an athlete as well.
My uncle played for Bobby Bowden at WVU in the 70s. I didn't get any of those genetics, though :)
D3 one hundred years ago.
Played tailback at West Liberty State in Wheeling, WV in the early 90's. I almost went to Findlay. Johnblair and I were amost teammates. I played two years until a shoulder injury ended my career. 195 lb blocking vs. 260 lb linebacker had bad results.
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