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    From Army Ranger to ISU football player

    Pretty cool story that we've before from different schools. I really look forward to him seeing the field in the future.

    http://www.desmoinesregister.com/art...foes?Frontpage



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    Good story. Easy guy to root for. The NCAA sucks



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    Re: From Army Ranger to ISU football player

    Quote Originally Posted by Stewo View Post
    Pretty cool story that we've before from different schools. I really look forward to him seeing the field in the future.

    http://www.desmoinesregister.com/art...foes?Frontpage
    Great story! Thanks for posting.

    Loved this:

    “I know when I step on the field, I may not be the biggest, strongest or fastest guy out there,” he said, “but I know I’ll be the baddest person on that field.”


    "I'm the one who knocks."

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    Re: From Army Ranger to ISU football player

    That is a cool story. Really glad this can work out with him!


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    Great story. F U NCAA.


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    Re: From Army Ranger to ISU football player

    Would be awesome to see him playing! But given were ia state in sure NCAA will **** down our legs over his eligibility.



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    Re: From Army Ranger to ISU football player

    Got to love these kind of stories. Similar story with the long snapper for Texas who used to be a Green Beret. Never played a snap of football in high school. Hopefully there will be more of these stories with Afghanistan winding down and more people turing to college after the military. It is good to see these service members continue to overcome obstacles, follow their dreams and be successful.



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    Bad. ***. Glad hes on our team!



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    Welcome Tom Hall! Great to have you on the team and impressed with your desire to get a good education and play Big 12 Football. I'm sure he will bring another level of maturity and drive that some other players do not when they come out of hugh school. Would love to see him make kis mark on this team.



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    Re: From Army Ranger to ISU football player

    I don't understand the people blaming in the NCAA for fault in this one. The fact that they're willing to allow for his appeal is exactly the due process. You have 5 years to play four as soon as you enroll in school. His five years are up and they're going to give him back time instead of just saying, "Sorry, you used up your clock."

    It's awesome on the part of Iowa, Iowa State, and MTSU for giving him an opportunity. Shame on the rest of the schools for turning a cold shoulder to someone who wanted to walk on.



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    Paul Rhoads' players never quit.
    (They just disappear offseason)


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    Re: From Army Ranger to ISU football player

    Good for him what a great story. Hope he makes it on the field.



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    Re: From Army Ranger to ISU football player

    Love his attitude. I look forward to seeing him on the field.



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    Re: From Army Ranger to ISU football player

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    I don't understand the people blaming in the NCAA for fault in this one. The fact that they're willing to allow for his appeal is exactly the due process. You have 5 years to play four as soon as you enroll in school. His five years are up and they're going to give him back time instead of just saying, "Sorry, you used up your clock."

    It's awesome on the part of Iowa, Iowa State, and MTSU for giving him an opportunity. Shame on the rest of the schools for turning a cold shoulder to someone who wanted to walk on.
    Agreed but this should be a no brainier exception for the NCAA. I hope they make an amendment to this rule for the future however.


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    Re: From Army Ranger to ISU football player

    I think lately the NCAA is realizing how stupid their rulings are. I think Middle Tennessee St. had a player with a similar story and was originally declared ineligible, then that decision reversed. Also the Okoro case too



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