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Lol, Jesus people…

OP what division is it? If it’s D3 you’ll probably be fine. I’m not saying you’ll make it, but I doubt you’ll be the lankiest guy out there. If we’re talking about Auburn then ya, you better be a freak of an athlete.

[quote]usmccds423 wrote:
Lol, Jesus people…

OP what division is it? If it’s D3 you’ll probably be fine. I’m not saying you’ll make it, but I doubt you’ll be the lankiest guy out there. If we’re talking about Auburn then ya, you better be a freak of an athlete. [/quote]

I think you are underestimating D3 football a little bit. Then again it is entirely possible that my sarcasm meter is busted. Most of the time D3 and Juco are filled with kids that are some of the most talented kids at small schools or bad teams that don’t draw the recruiting attention. Having never played football before you better be a dang good athlete if you are going to walk-on.

[quote]jbpick86 wrote:

[quote]usmccds423 wrote:
Lol, Jesus people…

OP what division is it? If it’s D3 you’ll probably be fine. I’m not saying you’ll make it, but I doubt you’ll be the lankiest guy out there. If we’re talking about Auburn then ya, you better be a freak of an athlete. [/quote]

I think you are underestimating D3 football a little bit. Then again it is entirely possible that my sarcasm meter is busted. Most of the time D3 and Juco are filled with kids that are some of the most talented kids at small schools or bad teams that don’t draw the recruiting attention. Having never played football before you better be a dang good athlete if you are going to walk-on. [/quote]

No, not at all. I’m just saying that the kid may very well have a shot at making the team, practice squad, or whatever at a D3 school. At least around here.

Obviously he is under sized, but has good potential to grow.

[quote]usmccds423 wrote:

[quote]jbpick86 wrote:

[quote]usmccds423 wrote:
Lol, Jesus people…

OP what division is it? If it’s D3 you’ll probably be fine. I’m not saying you’ll make it, but I doubt you’ll be the lankiest guy out there. If we’re talking about Auburn then ya, you better be a freak of an athlete. [/quote]

I think you are underestimating D3 football a little bit. Then again it is entirely possible that my sarcasm meter is busted. Most of the time D3 and Juco are filled with kids that are some of the most talented kids at small schools or bad teams that don’t draw the recruiting attention. Having never played football before you better be a dang good athlete if you are going to walk-on. [/quote]

No, not at all. I’m just saying that the kid may very well have a shot at making the team, practice squad, or whatever at a D3 school. At least around here.

Obviously he is under sized, but has good potential to grow. [/quote]

I just think that without a previous base in football, he would need to be a very good athlete to make them want to take the time to teach him. Otherwise they are going to just say sorry. Maybe our JUCO’s and D3’s are just stronger around here (while probably true with JUCO, I kind of doubt the D3), but you had to be pretty athletic to be a contributor. I walked on to my JUCO team and made it, but decided not to play, so from personal experience it can be done. But I played up till my Jr year, and I had attended high level football camps as a younger player, and was a decent athlete. This kid would get killed in that environment.

[quote]jbpick86 wrote:

[quote]usmccds423 wrote:

[quote]jbpick86 wrote:

[quote]usmccds423 wrote:
Lol, Jesus people…

OP what division is it? If it’s D3 you’ll probably be fine. I’m not saying you’ll make it, but I doubt you’ll be the lankiest guy out there. If we’re talking about Auburn then ya, you better be a freak of an athlete. [/quote]

I think you are underestimating D3 football a little bit. Then again it is entirely possible that my sarcasm meter is busted. Most of the time D3 and Juco are filled with kids that are some of the most talented kids at small schools or bad teams that don’t draw the recruiting attention. Having never played football before you better be a dang good athlete if you are going to walk-on. [/quote]

No, not at all. I’m just saying that the kid may very well have a shot at making the team, practice squad, or whatever at a D3 school. At least around here.

Obviously he is under sized, but has good potential to grow. [/quote]

I just think that without a previous base in football, he would need to be a very good athlete to make them want to take the time to teach him. Otherwise they are going to just say sorry. Maybe our JUCO’s and D3’s are just stronger around here (while probably true with JUCO, I kind of doubt the D3), but you had to be pretty athletic to be a contributor. I walked on to my JUCO team and made it, but decided not to play, so from personal experience it can be done. But I played up till my Jr year, and I had attended high level football camps as a younger player, and was a decent athlete. This kid would get killed in that environment. [/quote]

Definitely agree. I can’t imagine short of super athlete status he’ll be starting at a D3 school.

For reference here is a local D3 school:

[quote]WhiteFlash wrote:

[quote]Yogi wrote:
Fuck the naysayers, you won’t know until you try[/quote]

This kid posts a similar question every few months, asking what sport he should play, what drills he should do, how to get faster and jump higher, how to get stronger… then comes back, says he’s taken the last month off but now he’s ready to resume training all while ignoring the quality advice he’s been repeatedly given. He’s either a troll or the least athletic dude of all time. Either way, he’s not playing competitive sports.[/quote]

this, I did not know

[quote]libanbolt wrote:
i just found out that the colleges i am applying to right now have walk on football tryouts.[/quote]
Read this article from Wendler:

If you’re still considering it afterwards, go for it.

[quote]Yogi wrote:

[quote]WhiteFlash wrote:

[quote]Yogi wrote:
Fuck the naysayers, you won’t know until you try[/quote]
This kid posts a similar question every few months, asking what sport he should play, what drills he should do, how to get faster and jump higher, how to get stronger… then comes back, says he’s taken the last month off but now he’s ready to resume training all while ignoring the quality advice he’s been repeatedly given. He’s either a troll or the least athletic dude of all time. Either way, he’s not playing competitive sports.[/quote]
this, I did not know[/quote]
Yep. Consistent behavior that isn’t a good sign… at… all.
August:
"i went to the gym for the first time in a long time yesterday"

July:
"right now i am not really working out since im on summer vacation and its ramadan. i haven’t lifted in awhile."

September 2013, more than a full year ago:
"i am 6ft in 165lbs."

That’s 13 straight months of, essentially, zero progress. Benches 115, can’t squat 135, can barely deadlift 145, but dude wants to walk onto a college football team. Okee doke.

Why do you want to play football?

[quote]spar4tee wrote:
Why do you want to play football?[/quote]
Cheerleaders. Why else would anyone play football?

[quote]LoRez wrote:

[quote]spar4tee wrote:
Why do you want to play football?[/quote]
Cheerleaders. Why else would anyone play football?[/quote]
You’d have more time to bang them if you weren’t on the team.

[quote]usmccds423 wrote:

For reference here is a local D3 school:

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I ran the numbers real quick (procrastinating), and the average height for non-senior WRs and DBs is about 6’ w/ an average weight of 177. So, OP could certainly put on 10 lbs by the summer, in theory.

In practice, it looks unlikely for this kid.

I think people seriously underestimate anything that isn’t DI athletics. Now I played hockey, and not even varsity. All we had at my school was club. But we played in the ACHA DII division, and there was some damn good players there. It was intense hockey, and some guys still went from club on to the pros.

So, I think he should give it a shot. But, I also don’t think he should be disillusioned to what he is undertaking being an unexperienced athlete let alone a football player.

I played for almost 10 years, every year we used the novices as tackling dummies and It was my job to introduce them to the sport. I would say 50% of them quit after I knocked them senseless. I was 5’11", ~210 and had 4 years in the gym on me.

My last year we played the division champions, the entire team had years of experience and everyone was jacked from years in the gym.

With the ball I ran full speed into their largest player, 6’6" 280 lbs and It felt like I was hit by a car, and yes I’ve been hit by a car twice. Apparently from what I was told we both collided full speed and stopped dead. I saw plenty of stars and we both slowly rolled around and got up. I suspect that’s what the tackling dummies felt.

The OP should expect that to happen. I’d put him as a receiver if he’s fast until he’s broken in half.

The sport is brutal for a novice at that level. I sent plenty of people to the hospital straight off the field for serious compound fractures, broken ribs, hands, collar bones, vertebra, at least half a dozen times. My team mate sent the opposing teams star q.b. to the hospital with a protruding tibia, and ruined his scholarship.

I have permanent knee and wrist damage.

My father was smaller than the op and played till his late 20’s, he was the quintessential Al Bundy local football legend and was apparently a terror because he wasn’t afraid of being hurt, of which is he was frequently.

We both miss every second of it.

[quote]Yogi wrote:
Fuck the naysayers, you won’t know until you try[/quote]
No there is no try - do or do not.

Don’t forget Rudy =)

[quote]SmearyToast wrote:
Don’t forget Rudy =)[/quote]

Everybody knows Rudy can’t fail.

Does OP ever respond in the threads that he starts?

Rudy was offsides.

[quote]spar4tee wrote:

[quote]LoRez wrote:

[quote]spar4tee wrote:
Why do you want to play football?[/quote]
Cheerleaders. Why else would anyone play football?[/quote]
You’d have more time to bang them if you weren’t on the team.[/quote]

And your knees wouldnt be trashed for said banging.

No