Draft Analysis DT Shot Put Discus and PAI; Early Indication

As draft analysis for the 2019 NFL draft continues, I have reviewed the multi-sport data for defensive tackles. I have pulled the consensus top draft rated DTs for the 2019 NFL draft. CBS Sports was the source of the rankings. In a previous blog, I discussed the PAI, Shot Put, and discus data for O-Linemen. Linemen […]

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2018 NFL Draft and multi-sport in focus (Hudl blog)

Appreciate the article written by Coach Anthony Stone. The article’s focus was the latest NFL Draft data on multi-sport backgrounds of players drafted. He brings up some interesting points about the emphasis of multi-sport participation within schools has changed and attitudes towards specialization among coaches is different too. Here’s a link to the article: What […]

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All National College Football Award Winners Played Multiple Sports in High School

100% of 2016 college football award winners played another sport in high school. Nine award winners were track and field athletes, eight played basketball, one played soccer, one wrestled, and one played Australian Rules football. In addition seven award winners played three different sports in high school. Here is Tracking Football’s multi-sport breakdown of each […]

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All 5 Heisman finalists were multi-sport athletes in high school

While many people assume that we are in an “age of sport specialization,” Tracking Football’s research shows that over 80% of current Division 1 football scholarship recruits played another sport in high school. The Heisman Trophy Finalists are no exception and not one of them “specialized” during high school. Actually three of the finalists were three […]

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Michigan recruit, Chris Evans, track durability = football versatility

The Indiana state track and field championships being held this weekend in Bloomington, Indiana, will provide 4-star Michigan football recruit Chris Evans, one last opportunity to showcase his considerable athleticism. Evans has been a valuable member of Ben Davis High School’s football and track programs for several years. Frequently, Evans participates in three or four […]

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Tracking Football NFL Draft Study and high school sports

As this year’s NFL Draft inches closer we take a look back at last year’s NFL Draft study and an article which used our numbers.  The article, written by Jon Styf and Mike DeFabo, examined summer sports schedules of current high school athletes and whether those schedules promote specialization and discourage multi-sport participation. See the article […]

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TrackingFootball Hosts #TXHSFBChat: Multi-Sport Participation

TrackingFootball hosted Texas High School Football Chat: Multi-Sport Participation Tracking Football – Multisport Participation Athletes need competition year round. The best way to accomplish this is by participating in DIFFERENT sports for the school during each season. Kids benefit athletically, socially, and mentally … TXHSFBCHAT.COM  

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“High School QBs should play multiple sports”

ESPN released an interesting article and video indicating college coaches’ preference for “multi-sport” players at the quarterback position.  Some college coaches going so far to say specialization is a “hindrance” to young quarterback development.  http://espn.go.com/college-sports/recruiting/football/story/_/id/13509324/recruits-college-coaches-see-days-qb-specialization-ending   This is a stark contrast from prevailing media attitudes about specialization, particularly regarding the high school quarterback position.  The explosion […]

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2015 B1G Football Recruiting Breakdown – 84% Multiple Sports Participation

TrackingFootball has been a national leader in researching the high school multiple sports background of football players at all levels.  We recently focused our attention on the 2015 recruiting classes of B1G football programs. Overall 84% of all B1G recruits had multiple sports backgrounds in high school.  In addition there were more three sport athletes […]

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