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Old 11-19-2008, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Planet Earth
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One of the top leaders/players on the Alabama football team was a walkon - Rashad Johnson.

It happens all the time and they often become successful.
There was a kicker from Boston College who was in a similar situation.

Sometimes, colleges will recruit Soccer players for kicking/punting as well.
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Old 11-19-2008, 03:59 PM
 
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I think he means a walk-on with no formal football experience.

Ricky Williams was a walk-on, too, and won the Heisman. But he had played for years in high school.
You're probably right; I only pointed that out because he said he has "never heard of anyone that has walked in on a team for college and actually make it."
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Old 11-19-2008, 05:16 PM
 
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Personally, I believe you need years of experience before playing for crowds of over 50,000 people. That is my oppinion.
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Old 11-19-2008, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Invercargill, New Zealand
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Im sorry man, but you need YEARS of playing football, lifting, training, etc. to play college ball. Just because your tall and 190 Ibs doesnt mean you will make the team. I have never heard of anyone that has walked in on a team for college and actually make it. It would be suprising if you would play at all because you havent worked out with the team at all. I wish you all my luck because your going to need it.
Thats not quite right, it may be for other positions but for kicking and punting you don't need all of that.
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Old 11-20-2008, 12:21 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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I actually did play a little bit in high school, I was on the practise squad. And that is not because I was not good enough. Ok well it was, but that is because I was not good enough in the classroom. But my grades have since improved. If I did have the grades in high school, I would have played. I could out punt our starting punter.
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Old 11-20-2008, 12:49 AM
 
Location: Invercargill, New Zealand
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I actually did play a little bit in high school, I was on the practise squad. And that is not because I was not good enough. Ok well it was, but that is because I was not good enough in the classroom. But my grades have since improved. If I did have the grades in high school, I would have played. I could out punt our starting punter.
Don't worry if you can punt but have no experince that can easily be fixed. A prime example are the Australian Punters in the NFL, they play college or high high school.
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Old 11-20-2008, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Texas
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The grades may keep you out of UT, though.
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Old 11-20-2008, 08:14 AM
 
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The grades may keep you out of UT, though.
That, and not even being on the varsity football team...
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Old 11-20-2008, 11:55 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Well now I have a year under my belt in community college, and I recieved a 3.3 GPA, and the average freshman GPA at UT, is 2.68, so, maybe my chances are a little bit better. ?
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Old 11-21-2008, 12:37 AM
 
Location: Invercargill, New Zealand
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Well now I have a year under my belt in community college, and I recieved a 3.3 GPA, and the average freshman GPA at UT, is 2.68, so, maybe my chances are a little bit better. ?
Are you only looking at UT? Or are you looking around, with a bit of work and research you could get yourself into a Div 1 A-A team.
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