Okay, I’ve reached the point where finding high school track data on certain football greats has become increasingly difficult. I’ve got to resort to begging for help and track data online. FTA’s proprietary track / football database currently has over 12,000 D1 and NFL players and growing. The website says 7,500…I need to update. Eventually I plan on releasing the entire database on the website for open access. But I need some help.
Anyway I’ll share a few collegiate and NFL greats each week, perhaps some or all of these track facts are common knowledge but I find them interesting.
Tedy Bruschi – Arizona Wildcat linebacker and New England Patriot attended Roseville High School in California and was the San Joaquin Section (SAC) Champion in the shot put (58’10) and discus (175’11) in 1991.
Eric Swann – Did not attend a Division I college but was a first round draft pick of the Arizona Cardinals (1991) and was a two-time NFL Pro Bowler at defensive tackle. Swann was state runner-up in shot put (54’02) and discus ( 152’06) North Carolina while attending W. Harnett High School.
Lynn Swann – University of Southern California wide receiver and NFL Hall-of-Fame Pittsburgh Steeler attended Serra High School in California and was a two-time state champion long jumper (1969-1970) with best of 24’10 and best of 9.8 in the 100 yard dash.
Julius Peppers – University of North Carolina defensive end and current Chicago Bear attended Southern Nash High School in North Carolina and was state runner-up in the triple jump (46’10) and state champion 1600 relay member (3:23.10). Rumor has it Peppers high jumped in the neighborhood of 6’08. Yes, Peppers is known more for his skills on the basketball court than his track exploits but he was a terrific high school athlete.
Now I need some help with high school track data on the following players…any legitimate data would be appreciated but please include the meet, year and specific event. Relay events are welcome data too.
Any high school track data on the following players? Please let me know!
Michael Irvin: St. Thomas Aquinas High School, Florida – University of Miami-FL and Dallas Cowboy wide receiver
Marshall Faulk: G.W. Carver High School, Louisiana – San Diego State University and St. Louis Ram running back
Mike Rozier: Woodrow Wilson High School, New Jersey – University of Nebraska (Heisman Trophy) and Houston Oiler running back
Andy Katzenmoyer: Westerfield South High School, Ohio – (The) Ohio State University and New England Patriot linebacker
Please contact me if you have an legit data and want to contribute – firstname.lastname@example.org