DIRECT FROM THE PROS

IT TAKES A REMARKABLE ATHLETE TO GO ALL THE WAY

In the midst of Super Bowl week, you may already be hyped out by the endless and often inane interviews of the participants, but I found a very interesting article (among a plethora of very interesting articles) that you may enjoy and appreciate. It relates to the odds against making a pro football team. It is on a great site called How Stuff Works where one could spend a lot of time learning about a wide variety of subjects.

This particular article begins: “There are more than 6.8 million high school football players registered with the National Federation of State High School Association, more than 58,000 NCAA college football players, around 1,700 NFL players, and only about 260 new draftees every year. In other words, most people who start down the road to the pros eventually get sidelined. It takes a remarkable athlete to go all the way. We had a chance to talk to some of these exceptional players and get their perspective on what life in the NFL — and life in football in general — is really like.”

You can take it from there by clicking on http://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/nfl-player.htm .