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Old 04-30-17, 11:37 AM
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NFL draft and Track athletes

Out of the 32 first round NFL draft picks this year, 22 participated in track and field during their high school careers.
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Old 04-30-17, 03:39 PM
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Out of the 32 first round NFL draft picks this year, 22 participated in track and field during their high school careers.
Shocker.....
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Old 04-30-17, 10:50 PM
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I tell people all the time to get their kids on the track, lineman and everyone. Most just look at me like I'm crazy. I here 40 time, what's his 40 time. I like to know his 100 meter time as well. When they get out in the open field and pull away from people that's when I know there not just quick but have that sprinter speed.
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Old 05-01-17, 12:03 AM
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32 out of the 32 first round picks dated prom queens in high school also.
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Old 05-01-17, 06:43 AM
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Running track is not why these guys got drafted. They are elite athletes, who happened to run track in the spring while in high school. You see, track, unlike football, has girls.
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Old 05-01-17, 07:02 AM
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Running track is not why these guys got drafted. They are elite athletes, who happened to run track in the spring while in high school. You see, track, unlike football, has girls.
I'm sure it helped them out more than playing baseball or any other sport.
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Old 05-01-17, 08:55 AM
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I'm sure it helped them out more than playing baseball or any other sport.
I'm sure the girls helped them out. It's about motivation.
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Old 05-01-17, 10:20 AM
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I'm sure the girls helped them out. It's about motivation.
I'm sure the only reason they play football is for the cheerleaders then
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Old 05-01-17, 10:54 AM
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From today's Columbus Dispatch - http://www.dispatch.com/sports/20170...-best-for-kids
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Old 05-01-17, 02:56 PM
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I'm sure the only reason they play football is for the cheerleaders then
And the million dollar contracts... Track is just glorified exercise.
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Old 05-01-17, 04:01 PM
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I'm sure it helped them out more than playing baseball or any other sport.
John Madden and many other College and Pro Coach's would argue with that....

Don't get me wrong I ran track into my College Years, but Wrestling is the Sport that helps you most on the gridiron..

Ask Archie Griffin where he got his sense of balance at...
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Old 05-01-17, 04:48 PM
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And the million dollar contracts... Track is just glorified exercise.
This is the dumbest statement made on the internet today.
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Old 05-01-17, 04:59 PM
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And the million dollar contracts... Track is just glorified exercise.
Gotta agree

Odds are if you are a D1 football player, you are one of the fastest or strongest kids in your school
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Old 05-02-17, 12:27 AM
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This is the dumbest statement made on the internet today.
Not so sure about that. Track essentially is a glorified workout. Not that there is anything wrong with that.

We can also look at another thing when it comes to this that some may want to shy away from.


Baseball is not real popular in, um, urban areas amongst a certain segment of the population that has been seeing a slide in participation. It is only logical that quite a few first round picks ran track in HS as that is far more popular in certain segments than baseball.
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Old 05-02-17, 11:09 AM
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Ask Archie Griffin where he got his sense of balance at...
He said from his momma, he said the only thing he got from wrestling was a scorching case of ringworm and an unexplained penchant to become a cop.

The only things worse than wrestlers' inferiority complexes are horse and boat people.
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Old 05-02-17, 06:18 PM
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This is the dumbest statement made on the internet today.
I agree.
Hammer drill, girls play ever sport but football and a very few try that.

Journey, east and thavoice, did you ever run track? Have you ever tried to run a 400 at the high school level. You do know that's sprint all the way around the track. In any other sport I've never felt like my legs were jello. There is more technique than you can ever imagine in the hurdles. Also there is the long jump, high jump, disc, shot and the craziness of the pole vault. When you get tired you have to make sure your arms are getting up and not going across your body.

In the long jump you have to worry about the wind,either going against it or behind you affect your steps. Also, the tracks are a lot more consistent now but some are still like running on asphalt which makes you slower affecting your steps. Now you can go out and be average but the kids at the regional level on are beautiful to watch run. Hey good runner looks like they aren't even running that fast.
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Old 05-03-17, 07:46 AM
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Journey, east and thavoice, did you ever run track?
Yep, in middle school and then again junior and senior year, switched from baseball. Did it to help with football and chase tail. The girl runners were less Birkenstocky than the softball girls.
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Old 05-03-17, 11:07 AM
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Yep, in middle school and then again junior and senior year, switched from baseball. Did it to help with football and chase tail. The girl runners were less Birkenstocky than the softball girls.
Well you got that right.
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Old 05-04-17, 12:16 AM
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Yep, in middle school and then again junior and senior year, switched from baseball. Did it to help with football and chase tail. The girl runners were less Birkenstocky than the softball girls.
I did in JH since our school only has summer baseball at that age and did so because it was to keep myself in shape.

At the end of the 8th grade season the coach was talking me up about how he felt I could compete at a frosh and I think I broke his heart when I laughed it off and told him I was a baseball guy!

What is funny is I dreaded track practices and meets but now what do I do?

Go out and run for fun!
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Old 05-04-17, 06:30 AM
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I am now intiating phase 3 of the football off-season in which some glib guy gets on a thread and tells the others how bored they must be to be having this time-filling pizzing contest.
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Old 05-04-17, 08:48 AM
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Training for the 100, 200, 400 or hurdles will make you faster. And that training will improve your speed more than any other kind of training. Running track will also improve your speed endurance, which allows you to sustain near maximal effort for a longer period of time. Jump training will improve your explosiveness, which helps not only in jumping but in acceleration and pushing. Training for the throws improves strength, explosiveness and balance.

There is a growing body of evidence that argues for being a multi-sport athlete. At the top of the list is decreased risk of injury and burnout. I am a track coach so I am definitely biased toward track and field as a good choice for another sport, but I think almost any other sport you enjoy doing is the right choice.
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Old 05-04-17, 01:40 PM
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Why is a kid looked at as a "multi-sport athlete" if they play football and run track but not if they spend the football offseason in the weight room? Weight training is just as much, if not more of a sport than track and field especially when implementing plyometrics, agility, Olympic lifts, etc.
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Old 05-04-17, 03:25 PM
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Why is a kid looked at as a "multi-sport athlete" if they play football and run track but not if they spend the football offseason in the weight room? Weight training is just as much, if not more of a sport than track and field especially when implementing plyometrics, agility, Olympic lifts, etc.
This could be said about every sport except wrestling. In my opinion track is second to wrestling in helping you with football.
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Old 05-04-17, 04:31 PM
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This could be said about every sport except wrestling. In my opinion track is second to wrestling in helping you with football.
I agree with you about wrestling in terms of the technical aspect. However I've seen too many kids cut absurd amounts of weight and get weak as hell, then have to spend all spring/early summer just trying to get back to where they were before they started wrestling season. No doubt the cardio is top notch but often comes at a sacrifice.
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Old 05-04-17, 08:13 PM
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He said from his momma, he said the only thing he got from wrestling was a scorching case of ringworm and an unexplained penchant to become a cop.

The only things worse than wrestlers' inferiority complexes are horse and boat people.
So they are kinda like Dover Fans
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Old 05-04-17, 08:20 PM
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I agree with you about wrestling in terms of the technical aspect. However I've seen too many kids cut absurd amounts of weight and get weak as hell, then have to spend all spring/early summer just trying to get back to where they were before they started wrestling season. No doubt the cardio is top notch but often comes at a sacrifice.
Not at the weight above 181 . Where weight cutting is at a minimum.
Our School had 10 State Champs and multiple State Placers, above them Weights and everyone made All
Ohio in Football or AA in Wrestling at the College Level.
Matter of fact since the Football Coach doesn't support the Wrestling program
much anymore and puts his stock in Off Season workouts the overall Toughness
and Success of the Program hasn't reached the heights of Previous teams.
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Old 05-05-17, 05:47 AM
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32 of 32 first round picks have eaten McDonalds fries. Coincidence?
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Old 05-06-17, 12:55 AM
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[QUOTE=Johnny Ringo;6760684]Why is a kid looked at as a "multi-sport athlete" if they play football and run track but not if they spend the football offseason in the weight room? Weight training is just as much, if not more of a sport than track and field especially when implementing plyometrics, agility, Olympic lifts, etc.[/QUOT

Um...because those who do football and track are also in the weight room so not only are they getting stronger they are getting faster, more agile and more conditioned.
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Old 05-06-17, 03:27 AM
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Not a shocker. Most do track(60%) and the next is basketball (45%). I'm sure almost 100% of QB's, WR's, and TE's all played basketball
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Old 05-06-17, 07:05 AM
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I agree with you about wrestling in terms of the technical aspect. However I've seen too many kids cut absurd amounts of weight and get weak as hell, then have to spend all spring/early summer just trying to get back to where they were before they started wrestling season. No doubt the cardio is top notch but often comes at a sacrifice.
Very true, sad to see my buddies not eating during the winter. Most looked sick a half the time. Reason number one, my son will not wrestle.
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