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39 Year Old USC Walk On

Discussion in 'College Football' started by DaytonBuck, Aug 25, 2004.

  1. DaytonBuck

    DaytonBuck I've always liked them

    http://www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/sports/colleges/university_of_south_carolina/9437606.htm
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  2. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    If the guy spent his whole career in the Rangers, I'll guarantee you he's in as good condition as most, if not all, of the kids on the team.
     
  3. daddyphatsacs

    daddyphatsacs Let the cards fall... Staff Member

    I hope the guy gets a shot at playing time, it certainly would be a big accomplishment.
     
  4. BuckNutty

    BuckNutty Hear The Drummer Get Wicked Staff Member Bookie

    I'm not sure they even had TV or radio when Holtz was 39, let alone video games...
     
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  5. coxew

    coxew Newbie

    :rofl:
     
  6. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    in marshall....so is love
     
  7. RugbyBuck

    RugbyBuck Our church has no bells.

    27 - don't confuse lust and love. :biggrin: '
     
  8. ScarletInMyVeins

    ScarletInMyVeins Tanned Fat Looks Better

    There's no age limit as far as the NCAA goes? If I wanted to I could walk on and have 4 years of eligibility?
     
  9. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    There used to be a rule aboutwhen you started your "eligibility clock" or something like that. In essence, I believe that as long as you are not on scholarship and have never played before, you can walk on anytime/age.
     
  10. FKAGobucks877

    FKAGobucks877 The Most Power-Drunk

    Hmm. Ok, fellas, cheer me on....I'm going to try to play for the Bucks next year!
     
  11. AKAK

    AKAK Mayor of Turkey Balls Falls Staff Member Bookie

    That's not exactly correct.

    I'm not sure of all the details myself... However...

    If you enroll in Ohio State... playing a sport or not... your clock starts... That's sort of why the greyshirt thing works... those guys don't enroll until winter quarter so that their clock doesn't start unitil then... thus their 5 years won't be up until after fall quarter of their "6th" year... if that makes sense.

    There is also a rule regarding age as to when your clock has to start... Its like 22ish... that's why the kids who play baseball and then come back when they are older (Think SEC/ACC Qb's) don't have 5 years when tey cvome back at age 24... or whatever.

    However, I do believe there are a number of exemtptions... Military Service/GI Bill Athletes being the most common... that's why I think this guy is eligible would has had all or part of his eligibility....

    Their, of course as with all things 'NCAA' are many more nuances that I'm unclear on.

    Edit: This sort of explains it... (I was wrong on the '22' thing... its some weirdo 21 years old plus 12 month 'event')

    http://www1.ncaa.org/membership/membership_svcs/eligibility-recruiting/faqs/eligibility_seasons.html
     
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  12. ScarletInMyVeins

    ScarletInMyVeins Tanned Fat Looks Better

    Thanks AKAK... now FKA an I's football dreams have been ruined! :smash:
     
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  13. methomps

    methomps an imbecility, a stupidity without name

    I think JT is more devastated by the news.
     
  14. ScarletInMyVeins

    ScarletInMyVeins Tanned Fat Looks Better

    You'd better F'n believe it! We're two of the finest atheletes in the country. We've just been under the radar for most of this recruiting season. :lift:
     
  15. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    I think you misread the rule...it says:

    "In Division I only, if a student-athlete has participated as an individual or as a team representative in organized sports competition, that kind of participation during each 12-month period after his/her 21st birthday and prior to initial full-time collegiate enrollment will count as one year of varsity competition in that sport. Any participation in organized competition during time spent in the U.S. armed services will be excepted."

    This means if you played organized sports before you entered the university full-time, and you were 21 or older when doing so, then each 12-month period will count as a year of eligibility. If you were younger than 21 when participating, it won't count against you. Also, as noted, any armed forces organized sports does not count against you either. Thus, the 39-year-old could've played football in the Army for his entire career and none of them will count against his NCAA eligibility. Bottom line, there is no "age limit". Hell, even at 47, I could walk-on as a punter at Ohio State since I never played organized sports outside my career in the Air Force (and that was softball and one year of flag football).
     

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