Outdoor Track, The Relays and Football

13 Track & Field Events that Quantify Football Power & Speed – Part III: Outdoor Track, The Relays 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 to expand it […]

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Explosive Players at the 2015 NFL Combine

Below is a list of NFL Combine invites Top 25 long jump performances.  There are several players on this list which might surprise and not only test well in the vertical and broad jump but 40 yard dash too.  Julio Jones surprised some running a 4.38 / 40 at the 2011 Combine.  Jones just so happened to be a 24ft long […]

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The Ohio State Recruiting Graph that’s Breaking the Internet

This graphic has generated almost 1,000,000 shares on Facebook and over 18K retweets on Twitter, thanks in part to a blog called High School Sports Stuff. Kudos to that gentleman for bringing attention to this graphic and the interesting topic of multi-sport participation vs specialization in high school sports. But I would like to give credit where credit is […]

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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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Indoor Track, the 100, 40 yard dash and Football

13 Track & Field Events that Quantify Football Power & Speed – Part I: Indoor Track, the 100 and 40 yard dash 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 […]

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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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More 2014 NFL Draft Multi-Sport Participation

As seen on FTA’s blog…FootballTalentAdvisors.com is now TrackingFootball.com Here’s the annual breakdown of high school multi-sport participation by players taken in the NFL Draft. This year overall track and field participation appeared to increase to 58% (149 players) from 51% (130 players) in 2013.  Overall multi-sport participation was high at 86.7% with this year’s draft class.  […]

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2014 NFL Draft High School Track and Multi-Sport Participation

As seen on FTA’s blog…FTA is now TrackingFootball.com Listed below are the top high school sprint, jump and throw performances by players in this year’s NFL Draft.  Those performances are high school marks only and only players which were drafted are represented below. Also see a quick breakdown of multi-sport participation by this year’s draftees.  […]

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