Where Will I End Up? Where will I end up? That was the question that ran through my head as a high school student athlete at least a hundred times a day. I knew and was told that I had the natural talent and the work ethic to get to the college level, to play football. It all started my freshmen year, my first year organized football at my high school Grosse Pointe North.
Baseball was not the only sport he excelled in, he excelle in many sports like baseball,basketball, tennis, and track, he was an All-American in Football. He was the first person to receive varsity letters in four sports. After college he continues playing multiple sports like baseball, football,basketball, and track. He broke the national community college broad jumping record, previously set by his brother set by his brother Mack who won a silver medal in the olympics. In 1939 he entered UCLA where he became the schools first letterman in four sports.
James Francis Thorpe accomplished without argument what no other athlete in history has. The Sac and Fox Indian won gold medals in the pentathlon and decathlon in the 1912 Olympic games in Sweden and played both professional football and professional baseball. His feats on the football field put him on the 1911 and 1912 All-American football teams. In 1920 he became the first president of the American Professional Football Association (later to become the NFL). In 1951, he was one of the first men to be admitted to the National Football Foundation’s Hall of Fame.
High School Years Montana attended Ringgold Area High School in Monongehela and was a standout in football, basketball, and baseball. In football, he was a two-year starter and as a senior, won Parade All-American honors. In basketball, he led his team to a League Championship as a senior. He also served as his classes' vice president as a senior. Pro football Career San Francisco 49ers Montana was drafted in the third round by the San Francisco 49ers in 1979 from Notre Dame.
One of the greatest track-and-field athletes of all time. He was born James Cleveland Owens in Danville, Alabama, and educated at Ohio State University. However he competed in interscholastic track meets while attending high school, excelling in the running broad jump, the 100-yd dash, and the 220-yd dash. As a member of the Ohio State University track squad in 1935, he established a world record of 26 ft 83 in. For the running broad jump; the next year he set a new world record of 10.2 sec for the 100-m dash.
He decided to pursue football and accepted a scholarship to play at the University of Notre Dame. Montana did not see much action until his sophomore season when he impressed his new coach in spring games before the regular season. He became the go-to guy late in the game during comeback situations. He led Notre Dame to two crucial comeback wins, including an incredible performance against Air Force that earned him the nickname “The Comeback Kid”---the nickname stuck to Montana for the rest of his career. He missed the entire 1976 season due to a separated shoulder but came back strong in 1977.
Jesse Owens then went to Cleveland East Technical High School to further his education and running career. There he continued to flourish in track and field. He attended the Ohio state championships three years in a row, winning all the major events. By senior year Jesse Owens was a force to be reckoned with. At a National Interscholastic meet in Chicago Jesse set a high school world record in the 100 yd.
He was only 5 feet and 11 inches and weighed two hundred pounds. Pat was extremely successful on the field and highly successful in the classroom. Tillman helped his team make it to the rose bowl along with an undefeated season as a linebacker for Arizona State University. One of the many awards Tillman won was the Pac-10 Defensive player of the year. He was also selected as the most valuable player of the year at Arizona State University.
, and the Aggies went 1-9 to give Bry... ... middle of paper ... ...most every season of football. In 1985 Edie Robinson broke the record set by as collegiate football's winningest coach and in 1995 he became the first coach to win 400 games. During his career, more than 200 Grambling players went on to play in the National Football League. At his retirement 1997, Robinson had a record of 408 wins. Edie Robinson said, “Bear” Bryant inspired me to strive for greatness and to never give up.
Eric Dickerson was once the most sought after player coming out of high school in the late 1970’s. Along with Craig James another blue chip recruit they came together at SMU in 1979. How two of the best recruits in the nation came together is just the beginning of “Pony Excess”. SMU was hailed as the best team that money could buy. The film covers the late seventies and early 80’s which was all about the cheating and probation and culminates in 2012 when SMU finally made it back to a bowl game.