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Whatever Happen to the College Football player wannabe pro- that did'nt make the cut"

Updated on November 1, 2009

"Whatever happen to the College football wannabe Pro - that didn't make the cut"

What are the left over effects of a wanna be pro- football player.
What are the left over effects of a wanna be pro- football player.

"Whatever happen to the Collge football wannabe Pro- that didn't make the cut"

My son graduated form Louisiana Teck University with a bachelor degree in Business management, but he played football the whole time he was there; and hoped that a football career was possible after gaining weight and buffing up his body ; he found out he was neither big enough or tall enough to qualify. My son was disappointed but he told me that he was going to put on his street suit and set behind a desk, so that was exactly what he did.

He kept the weight on, and over the years he put on more weight, and now I concerned about his weight situation ;because of diabetes. His wife is not a cook, so his eating habits aren't as good as, I would like them to be; He eats fast food unless he cooks himself and that 's asking a lot since he's the only one working. His wife is having a handicap problem with her leg so he's doing it, all an he doesn't have a lot of time to come home; and cook for himself every day. I suggested that he needs to opt for more salad, poultry  fish,and turkey to help with his diet plan.

Anyway, young men that 's trying to make a career of Pro-football need to take care of their health too, in order to live through football. When they go out for the team, they take their bodies through a lot of unhealthy changes; by gaining excess weight and trying to look good, and be seen by the football scouts. I don't think any of them at the time, know that they 're putting their lives at risk ; by gaining all the  excessive weight.

They go through all these unhealthy changes for the purpose of trying to play football; but most times they don't even make the cut, and they 're left with a lot of excessive ,unwanted pounds of fat to get rid of. M y son's dad and I are diabetic, so that makes him two times more likely to contract diabetes.  I think that the young men that try out for pro- football  team, should think more about their health instead of the dollar bills they 're trying to get paid. My son health has deteriorated over the years since the weight gain and we all know how hard it is getting to a gym, when you have all the responsibility on you.

My son has large legs  and every now and then he has veins to rupture and cause bleeding, that he has to go and get treatment for, the doctor told him need to lose weight,  but every time he start trying something happen ; to get him off of it again.   When football players gain all this excess weight , it's a detriment to their bodies, whether they play football or not .  The wannabe football players are forgotten , but their fight with the excessive weight  gain continues. It's sad  that they  go through all this trouble and don't make the cut; but all that's left  is the agony of the defeat and a distant memory of a glamorous football competition  after it's all over and done.

Benny Faye Douglass



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    • creativeone59 profile imageAUTHOR

      benny Faye Douglass 

      8 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      They sport players of all kind seem to be in Good shape,but we have no way of knowing whether or not it's true. I think when you play any kind of sports it's your responsibility to take extra good care of your self for the purpose of keeping your self healthy. Thank you Joque for your support and comment. keep up the good work. Godspeed. creativeone59

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      joque 

      8 years ago

      I can relate to this hub. My nephew played ball for 6 years,and I heard recently that the life span for ex pro football linemen is only about 54 years. That was shocking to me,because they seem to be in such good shape when they are playing. I guess a youthful body is very forgiving, but age will catch up to you if you don't take careof yourself

    • creativeone59 profile imageAUTHOR

      benny Faye Douglass 

      8 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you so much fastfret for your support, comment and feedback, I really appreciate you. Godspeed. creativeone59

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      Alfreta Sailor 

      8 years ago from Southern California

      Your son's situation is a sad one. I hope with continual encouragement from you, he will get the needed help. I also wish the best for his wife, neither of their situations seems ideal. Continue to be the mother and mother-in-law that you are and maybe with your encouragement, things will get better. You gave us something to think about, I'm sure most young men don't really think about the ultimate outcome of their actions, when it comes to sports.

    • creativeone59 profile imageAUTHOR

      benny Faye Douglass 

      8 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you so much SoftCornHippo, for your support and comments, I appreciate your feedback. God Bless you. creativeone59

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      SoftCornHippo 

      8 years ago

      Yeah - thanks for writing this - I come from a family of would-be athletes who didn't even get on the team after high-school - at least they never harbored the illusion of a pro career but still, it was difficult for them. Some just learned to keep playin' with their friends - Sunday Soccer, YMCA etc. I myself am a hiker, only - when I try to play team sports its a joke. But you are right about the health concerns and the intense stress sports puts on bodies. I wish your son the best - I hope you'll encourage him to find some people to play ball with, even if they can't suit up on a pro team!

    • creativeone59 profile imageAUTHOR

      benny Faye Douglass 

      8 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you for your heart felt wishes for me and my situations, thank you so much , you will never know how much that means to me. God bless you dear. creativeone59

    • creativeone59 profile imageAUTHOR

      benny Faye Douglass 

      8 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you Paulgc, I also learn something every and that's because life it's self is a learnin. Thank you for your comment and feedback. creativeone59

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      paulgc 

      8 years ago

      good hub, i learn something new every day.

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      Hello, hello, 

      8 years ago from London, UK

      I am sorry to hear about all your worries. Health is a worry and dreams in any sport can backfire which is such a heartbreak because they built themselves up to achieve it. I am sorry I can't help but I wish all the best for your son.

    • creativeone59 profile imageAUTHOR

      benny Faye Douglass 

      8 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you Veronica and Magdielgr for your comments and feedback. godspeed. creativeone59

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      Veronica Allen 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      This is something I don't think a lot of people think about creativeone59. Thanks for bringing this to our attention. I hope things go well for your son and his wife.

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      magdielqr 

      8 years ago

      Very good hub.

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