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Good lord......was anyone not a linemen?

 

I am (was) pretty fast and played WR/CB and KR/PR pretty for much of my entire "football" life. I was recruited to play football at several major D1 programs (including ND) but an off the field accident during my Sr year in HS resulted in my football career coming to an end.

 

I also played baseball as a pitcher / outfielder but my coach treated me like the coach in Major League treated Wesley Snipes due to my speed. During my Junior year my HS coach was replaced with a guy who was a lifelong minor league player and he made me a pitcher. He always told me that if he had been my coach for my first 2 years that he would have had me drafted as a pitcher out of hishschool.....but I was terribad with control and was a 1 pitch pony.

 

My unique characteristic.....well since speedster stole my response.....

I am very good with math......like good will hunting good.....but I hate it and have spent my whole life trying to hide / avoid it. ....I don't even balance my checkbook

 

I was a lineman, offense and defense

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Good lord......was anyone not a linemen?

 

I don't know about anyone else, but I grew up in South Bend. There wasn't exactly a whole slew of big guys who could be linemen, so if you were a big kid in middle school, you just naturally got stuck there. I wanted to be a RB. My senior year I was the exact same reported size as Jerome Bettis (5'10, 235 I think it was)and had the same reported 40 he had (4.5), but I had been playing line for so long (and there was no one to really replace me) that I stayed there. Sad thing was, even at that size, I was one of the bigger linemen my school had.

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I don't know about anyone else, but I grew up in South Bend. There wasn't exactly a whole slew of big guys who could be linemen, so if you were a big kid in middle school, you just naturally got stuck there. I wanted to be a RB. My senior year I was the exact same reported size as Jerome Bettis (5'10, 235 I think it was)and had the same reported 40 he had (4.5), but I had been playing line for so long (and there was no one to really replace me) that I stayed there. Sad thing was, even at that size, I was one of the bigger linemen my school had.

I know how you feel man. I was a 6'1" 180 lb. TE in high school. In college I got up to 200 and had some speed so they made me a safety. I guess things were different 20+ years ago.

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47. It was 1985 at the old Olympic stadium. Levy was the head guy at the time. I think they were the concordes and not the allouettes at the time.

 

 

Nice, yep they went back toAllouettes as of '86. The Big O was a disgusting facility although I saw two great games there. Saw Clemens pitch a winner against the Expos with no roof on the stadium the year after it collapsed.

 

Also had the best seat in the house for Tony Gwynn's 3,000th hit game.

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Nice, yep they went back toAllouettes as of '86. The Big O was a disgusting facility although I saw two great games there. Saw Clemens pitch a winner against the Expos with no roof on the stadium the year after it collapsed.

 

Also had the best seat in the house for Tony Gwynn's 3,000th hit game.

 

it was pretty cool being there. it was an old looking and feeling stadium. especially underneath. the turf was like running on concrete. ran a pretty good 40 for them, but then reinjured my knee doing some worthless drills. And that was all she wrote.

 

I did go to a game at the old Montreal Forum in February of 1996, just before they went to the Molson center. that was an experience.:canada:

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it was pretty cool being there. it was an old looking and feeling stadium. especially underneath. the turf was like running on concrete. ran a pretty good 40 for them, but then reinjured my knee doing some worthless drills. And that was all she wrote.

 

I did go to a game at the old Montreal Forum in February of 1996, just before they went to the Molson center. that was an experience.:canada:

 

Saw them hoist the cup for the last time there at the first game after the 1993 season. It was absoutely electric in there...

 

It's a shame as to what they did with the old barn...

 

http://i50.tinypic.com/i754zo.jpg

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Played (if you can call it that): db, receiver, and a lot of special teams. Only played Freshman and Senior Year (ran CC as a Soph): was lucky to letter. Got to practice at ND stadium (figure out how).

 

Hmmmmmm. I'll save the unique characteristic thing until after I retire from teaching.

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Played QB and Safety before breaking my ankle that ended my career before I ever got a shot in High School. I coulda been a contender I tell ya...except my HS didn't play football if you can believe that. In fact, I attended a school that had its last football team coached by Joe Yonto...

 

I am fluent in German when I am drunk...ja das ist richtig!

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Saw them hoist the cup for the last time there at the first game after the 1993 season. It was absoutely electric in there...

 

It's a shame as to what they did with the old barn...

 

http://i50.tinypic.com/i754zo.jpg

 

I just threw up a little in my mouth. A friggen theatre. They should have put up a Guy LaFleur statue. but I guess that thingy with his son would have put a damper on that one....:sick:

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18 minutes? yikes...It'd take me a week to walk it ;)

 

A lot of stairs. I had mad skills when it came to up-and-overs; and I thought I could run them all day. About thirteen minutes into the workout I realized I could not run them all day. At the end, I couldn't even feel my legs. Still, it was sort of fun (at least those first twelve minutes), and doing it in "the house Rockne built" made it special. The way the stadium is designed now, it might not be possible. Definitely harder.

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I just threw up a little in my mouth. A friggen theatre. They should have put up a Guy LaFleur statue. but I guess that thingy with his son would have put a damper on that one....:sick:

 

Yep... sad use of a relic...

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High school: Played D-End, Middle Linebacker, and Right Guard. Also played on all special teams. State champs 2000

 

 

Also played 2 years in the MFL with the Adams County Patriots, I decided to take a year off when my wife got pregnant with our first. That year the patriots won the National Championship. I tried to get back into it, but the doc says I now have arthritis in my knees at 27 years old. Awesome.

 

Random Fact: Tonight I took my oldest son, who just turned 2, to the hospital for his first set of stitches.

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That is actually my dream job, not exactly sure how you get into it nor if there is much demand out there, but definitely my dream job.

 

Yeah I really enjoy it. Believe it or not, my degree is in Plant and Soil Science and my plan was always to get into golf course work. It was one of those "that sounds pretty neat" things that worked out well. I've been building golf courses in SE Asia (Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and now Cambodia) for the past 20 years. The only downside is I don't get to see much ND football. We get the NFL over here but not much college ball.

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