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    1982 ISU Captains

    I'll post the names in a reply to this post so the folks who were here back in 82 can see if they remember each of these guys. Three played professional football, and one has a son that everyone here is excited about!!




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    Re: 1982 ISU Captains

    Left to right:
    John Arnaud, Ronnie Osborne, Karl Nelson, James Ransom, George Jessen.

    Arnaud and Osborne played for Michigan in USFL.
    Nelson played several years with New York Giants.



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    Re: 1982 ISU Captains

    Here come the ugly helmets!



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    Re: 1982 ISU Captains

    That is a sweet picture! Straight out of the old Western Movies.



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    Re: 1982 ISU Captains

    These guys were so little compared to the players now.


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    Re: 1982 ISU Captains

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    These guys were so little compared to the players now.
    Pre-steroids and HGH!

    Karl Nelson was a pretty big guy.



    I cheer for two teams, Iowa State and whoever is playing the hawkeyes.

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    Re: 1982 ISU Captains

    Nelson looks like he's ready to keeeeeel someboday



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    Re: 1982 ISU Captains

    Is Nelson still eligible? I think I like his attitude.



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    Re: 1982 ISU Captains

    Quote Originally Posted by wesley_w View Post
    Left to right:
    John Arnaud, Ronnie Osborne, Karl Nelson, James Ransom, George Jessen.

    Arnaud and Osborne played for Michigan in USFL.
    Nelson played several years with New York Giants.
    Arnaud and Osborne, along with Joe Brown and Larry Crawford, were the best secondary ISU ever had. I don't remember them playing zone at all. We called Crawford the Assasin and Arnaud Land Shark (or the other way around, the memory fades)

    Nelson would have played longer in the NFL but I recall he got Hodgkin's disease. I lost track of how he was doing health-wise after a few years.



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    Re: 1982 ISU Captains

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    These guys were so little compared to the players now.
    Nelson looks like a monster.....and Arnaud looks like he's about 45 yrs old.



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    Re: 1982 ISU Captains

    Quote Originally Posted by Clone9 View Post
    Nelson looks like a monster.....and Arnaud looks like he's about 45 yrs old.
    They all look too old to be in college. Are we sure this wasn't taken at a Class of '82 reunion?



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    Re: 1982 ISU Captains

    I think I dig the pornstache on good 'ol #69. That could have something to do with him looking a little bit older than the average college player.


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    Re: 1982 ISU Captains

    it doesnt surprise me that nelson was in the nfl, nor anyone else by the looks of the previous posts. which has a son that we are excited about?



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    Re: 1982 ISU Captains

    Quote Originally Posted by dinger7203 View Post
    which has a son that we are excited about?
    I hope your joking. John Arnaud.


    Last edited by cloneu; 09-26-2007 at 12:23 AM.

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    Re: 1982 ISU Captains

    Quote Originally Posted by 83Clone View Post
    Arnaud and Osborne, along with Joe Brown and Larry Crawford, were the best secondary ISU ever had. I don't remember them playing zone at all. We called Crawford the Assasin and Arnaud Land Shark (or the other way around, the memory fades)

    Nelson would have played longer in the NFL but I recall he got Hodgkin's disease. I lost track of how he was doing health-wise after a few years.
    You're right, Arnaud was called LandShark, he would get down real low and hide behind a linebacker or a defensive lineman and then blitz. After the USFL shut down, I worked with John for a couple years and he would hide behind doors or desks and scare you when you walked by so we called him LandShark there too!! He was a funny, good natured guy.

    I had thought that Karl was okay now and there was a question of whether playing in the Meadowlands had something to do with his disease because the stadium had been built on some kind of toxic waste dump. I think others had the same type of illness. I guess they must have decided there isn't anything to that since the teams still play there.



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