Outdoor Track, the 200, 400 and Football

13 Track & Field Events that Quantify Football Power & Speed – Part II: Outdoor Track, the 200, 400 and Football Below are portions of an article written by Tony Holler, Head Track & Field Coach at Plainfield North High School. The full article can be viewed on Freelap.com. Coach Holler was gracious enough to allow us to use his article and viewpoints here and […]

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2014’s Top Rated College QBs athleticism is key

According to ESPN’s QBR rating the top 5 quarterbacks are: Blake SimsMarcus MariotaDeshawn WatsonNick MarshallTaysom Hill What’s interesting about this list is all five of college football’s top rated quarterbacks have high school track and field backgrounds and four have high school basketball experience.  Typically the quarterback position is not one defined by athletes with sprinting and jumping […]

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Big Ten Football Recruiting Classes and Multi-Sports

Recently we looked at recruiting classes throughout the Big Ten, keep in mind the conference has expanded to 14 teams.  So this was not a small amount of research and we totaled 305 recruits across the 14 teams.  Specifically we looked at multi-sport participation and track participation by recruits. KEY STATS: * Overall multi-sport participation […]

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Leonard Fournette vs Todd Gurley vs Bo Jackson Redux!

Okay let’s try this again… Introducing TrackingFootball’s proprietary athletic rating system: The Player Athletic Index (PAI) Now that we understand the Player Athletic Index let’s try it out with a couple of new SEC and old SEC running backs. TrackingFootball’s Search Player Results: Leonard Fournette’s TrackingFootball Profile:   Todd Gurley’s TrackingFootball Profile: Tre Mason’s TrackingFootball […]

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Leonard Fournette vs. Herschel Walker vs. Bo Jackson?!

LSU’s 2014 super recruit Leonard Fournette has been favorably compared to several of the SEC’s all-time great running backs.  How can Fournette possibly be compared to the likes of Bo Jackson or Herschel Walker when he hasn’t even played a down of SEC-ball?  Is it even fair?  Not really.  Can he even be compared with Georgia’s current stud running back Todd Gurley or […]

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Texas Longhorns still recruiting speed despite coaching change

The Texas Longhorns have seen some major changes since Mack Brown’s departure and Charlie Strong’s takeover as head coach.  One thing that has not changed is UT’s recruiting of speed.  Sure, everyone says “there’s more speed in Texas” and all the kids down there run track.  However, there are plenty of football programs in and around Texas that have not recruited speed […]

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