Facts about football players

Keaton Erb

You think pro athletes have it good well think agin. Many people would look at this and think there’s no way any person could blow through hundreds of thousands, or even millions, of dollars in a matter of two years, yet professional athletes fall victim to the same thing bankruptcy. It’s not just football players either, it’s all sports. Just a few amazing athletes who went broke are Terrell Owens, Mike Tyson, Dorothy Hamill, and Allen Iverson.

60% of NBA players have no money within five years of retirement.The average football career only lasts around three and a half years, and many of the huge signing incomes that are promised are not paid. Some pro athletes think they are so rich so they gamble,drink alcohol, or use drugs and get addicted because they wast so much money and end up flat broke in their mid-20’s.

If you have ever watched a high school game players are supposed to be to way players with he means they play offense and defense, we'll they have so many players in the NFL that to way players are rarely seen.

Mel Hein and Chuck Bednarik were two of the best to way players of all time.Hein played every minute of every New York Giants game for 15 years. He played center on offense and linebacker on defense from 1931 to 1945. Center was a challenging position on the Giants, who played a single wing offense. This offense required that the ball be snapped directly from the center to the tailback, much as the shotgun offense today requires a long snap to the quarterback. As a linebacker, Hein was noted for his pass coverage. He helped to pioneer the technique of jamming a receiver at the line of scrimmage.Chuck Bednarik was the last NFL player to play on both sides of the ball for every play, achieving the feat in 1960. Bednarik played for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1949 to 1962. Like Mel Hein, he was a center on offense and a linebacker on defense. He capped his impressive 1960 season with a game-saving tackle against Green Bay in the championship game. But Bednarik’s most memorable play of that year was a devastating hit on New York Giants running back Frank Gifford was sidelined for a full year because of the tackle. Football is a very dangerous sport, every 5 years 500 men or boys die.

I told you all about pro football players now i am going to tell you about my football life. I play football for the Jr. Eagles I play quarter back and line backer I have been playing for the Eagles for 4 years now. When I was in 4th grade we where playing Hosington I was doing a quarter back sneak and I went around the guard and I saw a hoistington player coming at me so I put my head down like I wasn't sopost to and we went helmet to helmet and I got nocked Out and I had to go to the hospital and they said they I had a bad concussion and could not play for he rest of the season. And then next year we went to the play offs but we lost, and this year i cut my foot on a boat prop and I had to have surgery on my tendons and I can't play. That's my football story.

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