I am 18 years old, and I decided I want to play college football. Unfortunately not only have I never played organized football, I am in college right now. However I am only playing club sports, not varsity level, so I believe I still have eligibilty. Here’s a little more background:
I’m 18 years old, 6’8 and 220 lbs, around 14% BF. I’ve been training seriously for less than one year, and as far as I’m concerned this has been my “learning year;” I’m only now starting to make size and strength gains that I like.
My 40 is 5.1, withuout ever training for it, my vertical leap is 30" my bench press is a weak 225 (conservative est.), my squat an equally unimpressive 305 (est.) I have never max tasted my deadlift, but I can go through a 5x4x305 scheme fairly easily. I am a fairly athletic person, I’m generally good at a sport that I play, and I have a basketball and volleyball background.
My Questions to the T-folk are:
A)Am I allowed by the NCAA rules to play if I have already graduated (I am shooting to play in 2010 when I graduate from my current university where they do not have a football team)?
B)Do you think that I can do this?
I know that I can get the physical abilities to play, here is what I would like to be at in 4 years when I’d like to play:
4.65 40 yd
20 reps 225
455 max bench
545 max squat
635 max deadlift
Sorry for the long post