You can do it if he can – OK, maybe not.

March 10, 2008

grandson

I like to share with you stories that are a little out of the ordinary. And if the story happens in the town where I attended high school, so much the better.

This is the story of a college football player who was kicked off the team for fighting. He never played his senior year IN THE SIXTIES! Due to the intricate rules of the NCAA Division II, that senior year of eligibility never went away.

At 59 years old, this grandfather and AARP member went back to his college and made the team. You can read his story here.

Now, I am a big believer in following your dreams, but I doubt that most of us could do this. Granted, Sul Ross State University is no University of Washington, and their football program may be less prestigious and their tryouts less demanding, but how many 59 year olds do you know who could hold their own with a bunch of 20 year olds chasing him down?

Good for you, Mike Flynt. And good for you Alpine, Texas. This is so much better than when you were on The Daily Show.

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