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PerfectSZN
06-05-2005, 11:09 AM
FYI---I am new posting to this site, although I have read it for a long time.

I am wondering how many of you posting were ever actually a starter for a football team, middle school on. The reason for asking this is that some people posting really, really seem to know football inside and out. Maybe better than I ever will.

However, some say things here that make me think they never played at all. They know the x's and o's but don't seem to understand team chemistry, etc.

Just curious... not to say someone who never played can't come join me for a beer and cheer on the FINS. And I am sure that they will know all of the facts and figures that I do not study!!

saves
06-05-2005, 11:12 AM
I played highschool football. Wide reciever and safety/ outside linebacker.

pigskinguy
06-05-2005, 11:14 AM
I played up till highschool. Wide reciever and safety/ outside linebacker.

I also played until HS. RB and OLB.

Timmy54
06-05-2005, 11:16 AM
I played in High school at QB, I was recruited by division 2 and division 3 schools (almost signed with Gardner Webb in NC) but I found out I had a ankle break that didnt heal correctly, so medical clearence became an issue. I did play NCAA intermurals (sp?) and we had a decent team my Junior year which play at the national flag tourney. Now I just play every Sat. I can with our local tag game. Anyone in the Gainesville area wanting to play, hit me up and I will give ya the details.

TeeMoney
06-05-2005, 11:21 AM
I played linebacker for coastal carolina and wake forest. I currently am doing assitant linebacker/defensive back coaching under coaches Lambert and Hood.

Agua
06-05-2005, 11:26 AM
Played HS ball @ TE, but only one year.

Samphin
06-05-2005, 11:30 AM
I played in Middle School as a DE. I didn't play in High School as I opted to focus on my wrestling ( since I was better at that anyway ). I did play a year of minor league football a few years back for the California . I switched from DE to TE because I have decent hands and they had no TE's. We sucked but it was fun.

PerfectSZN
06-05-2005, 11:32 AM
I guess I should have said what I played, etc.

I started all 3 yrs of high school, all games and became co-captain my last year. I started at guard (and some FB) and ILB my 1st year, then mainly ILB w/ some FB the next 2 years. I was recruited by some 1AA teams but all were out of state and I decided not to go (mostly $$ reasons b/c they offered only 1/2 scholarships). I went to UCF with plans to walk on my 2nd year but got lazy, plus I figured I was 5'11 ish and wouldn't be able to go further anyway. IF only Zack had been around then...maybe I would have gotten it right and went for it!!! Hel, I played on the same team with guys that went on to 1A and I used to kick their Azzs.

Anyway, this thread wasn't really about all that. It was just b/c of some of the odd comments I viewed on previous visits here. Maybe some of them were just trying to get a rise by saying something stupid. I have been able to figure out who knows football by reading their posts.

LdoubleE80
06-05-2005, 11:34 AM
Started at Wide Receiver and cornerback in HS. Also returned punts & kicks. I was recruited by a few pretty good D-III schools (Baldwin Wallace, Grove City), but decided to end my career. I still play flag football. Our team won nationals in the 8-on-8 B Division last year down in Orlando. This fall will be my sixth year coaching high school football as well.

TeeMoney
06-05-2005, 11:39 AM
I forgot to add that we make the players run laps if they assist their opponent in any way (even in practice). The waterboy does nothing but run laps.

:lol:

PerfectSZN
06-05-2005, 11:41 AM
I also didn't walk on b/c at the time I only weighed about 205-210lbs. I wasn't sure I could get up to the 230lb range. Now that I am weighing 242lbs due to lifting for so long, I know that the needed playing weight (with speed) 230-235 range would have been a piece of cake to get to.

PerfectSZN
06-05-2005, 11:43 AM
I forgot to add that we make the players run laps if they assist their opponent in any way (even in practice). The waterboy does nothing but run laps.

That waterboy is going to win a marathon before to long. Either that or you can put him in to return punts near the end of the game...ha ha

John Biello
06-05-2005, 11:47 AM
i know what u mean perfect, life woulda been a whole lot easier at the 220 i am now as opposed to the 165 i was then lol. i played thru high school, but lost my senior year due to injury. i wonder what the balance is here on this board of ex "jocks" to those who became fans bt never played...anyways, im gonna try and find a good flag league in orlando eventually when i get settled.

Alien
06-05-2005, 11:51 AM
i started as an offensive guard and defensive tackle/nosetackle last year on the freshmen team and was the starting defensive nose tackle for the junior varsity, hopefully this year i will get some time at varsity.

PerfectSZN
06-05-2005, 11:51 AM
By the way, "claytonAndDuper"....love that sig. Here is to hoping Brown becomes an awesome RB. We have needed one for a long time. If we would have had one above average when duper and clayton were playing, we would have won many SB's.

fishfan34
06-05-2005, 12:36 PM
I played Safety and Wide Receiver in High School, started my Junior and Senior seasons, and Played SS on the baseball team.. I got a baseball scholarship to Ga. Southern and I walked onto the FB team played 2 seasons but never started. I started at SS on the baseball team and my Junior season I tore my rotator cuff throwing out a runner at first base.. that was that.. continued my education, but gave up the athletics other than casual..

NJPHIN34
06-05-2005, 12:56 PM
I played 4 yrs of HS football. I played all 4 positions on the O-line except center and also played DE and was the captain SR year. Then I went on to a D3 college and got lost in the shuffle of the 100+ players on the team. It wasn't in my heart anymore so I retired, a week before training camp, Just like Ricky!

PerfectSZN
06-05-2005, 01:08 PM
Man, reading some of these posts I realize how crappy and easy it is to get hurt. Injuries have probably kept some of the best athletes from ever making it.

For me it was more the women, beer, and chicken wings....then just getting lazy.

Jimi
06-05-2005, 02:58 PM
Im playing High School ball right now.

dolfan348454999
06-05-2005, 04:09 PM
I'm only a freshman, but I started at DE.

Prime
06-05-2005, 04:22 PM
I dont play football but i am sort of an assitant coach for the High School football team.

A Wing Pilot
06-05-2005, 05:09 PM
Played 2 years in High school as TE and DE(rarely).

I now coach a 11-13 year old team in the spring and 7-9 year old group in the fall. I try to teach them everything they can handle about fundamentals and teamwork. As for chemistry I am one that believes that that comes with winning/playing together. We don't get to pick our players, we get them either through a draft or pre-assigned. So I can't pick players that "have good chemistry" I have to develop it every year. In my opinion it is winning that does it the fastest, then playing together.

A Wing Pilot
06-05-2005, 05:10 PM
I dont play football but i am sort of an assitant coach for the High School football team.


16 and an assistant coach. Boy you got in the "good ole boys club" farly early. Stick with it by the time your 30 you'll have your own high school team and be looking at going to college.

Prime
06-05-2005, 09:17 PM
16 and an assistant coach. Boy you got in the "good ole boys club" farly early. Stick with it by the time your 30 you'll have your own high school team and be looking at going to college.



I dont really get to do anything except making sure the players are doing what they are suppose to be doing in a play. When i go off to college i am hoping to be a assitant coach there.

#1 Fan
06-05-2005, 10:45 PM
I played corner at miami northwestern.

dolfan_101
06-06-2005, 12:23 PM
I just graduated 8th grade, and the varsity coach wants me to be starting QB in HS.

jnewmant
06-06-2005, 01:40 PM
i started on the high school team every year from 8th grade through 12th grade. I played fullback, guard, MLB, and defensive end. I was all conference my senior year playing Guard one vote away from all state but i was too small to play D1 5'9 225 lbs. and since i got a academic full ride to University of Mississippi i took them up on it.