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I'm starting this blog to help keep everyone in the loop on my football training so I hope you guys enjoy. I'll apologize in advance for the possible imperfect punctuation or spelling. As I've come to find, my girlfriend Haley is the first phone call I get for ALL my grammatical errors LOL. But ill do my best to keep them interesting and easy to follow. I will also try to post pictures just to help give a visual to different people, buildings, and events.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012


First and foremost, gotta give a big shout out to former Bearcat Dave Tollefson, DE for the New York Giants and the now reigning NFL World Champs! Once just a walk-on at NWMSU, Dave now has his second Super Bowl ring!  Couldn’t be happier for the guy and you better believe I let everyone know at the super bowl party that I had a Bearcat on the squad!

The owner of ProEdge, Derrick Kennard, invited us (meaning the group of guys I work out with getting ready for their Pro Day/testing day for NFL scouts) to his house for the Super Bowl.  Not having much of a social life out here I gladly accepted!  Got to the house and was immediately introduced to about 20 people that I quickly forgot the names, but gradually got to know some of them on a more personal level throughout the night.  Little did I know, everyone there was a professional athlete as some level.  Derrick never mentioned that his dad (who was there) played for the Dallas Cowboys for 13 years in their glory days and had a super bowl ring.  Derrick himself who reminds me of my former roommate Harry McCoy based on size and personality himself played two years for the Colts. And then his little brother whose a starting linebacker at USC.  So yeaaaa…thats what I call a football family where they just breed athletes haha.  It was cool just to be in an atmosphere where they all knew so much about the game but most importantly had some GREAT food! 

One of Derrick’s friends he went to high school with was Bobby Wade, who I also got to know a little better.  He started asking me about football so I asked him if he played ball.  Turns out he had been a receiver in the NFL for 8 years and had just retired after 2009 when he was with the KC Cheifs for a year. Feeling like an idiot, I googled him real quick on my phone to get some background. Thank the lord for technology! He was real down to earth and gave me some good advice.  Of course I had a about 1,000 questions I wanted to ask but I limited it to only 100 or so…I told him I was going to be in town for a couple of months and he said he would stop by sometime and help me out with some route running.

On a Side Note: Found a local church just 2 miles away call New Heights and really liked it. The people were very friendly and I plan to go back next Sunday.

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