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    Two Sport Athletes...

    This post got me thinking...

    Hey nothing to do with this, but, i did see something on Kendall Wright that said he wanted to be a two sport guy with Bball and Football.....does he know that he could probably see PT in both next year. He's a point guard averaging 24.5 pts a game in east texas is probably pretty good.....

    How many two sport athletes have been successful at Iowa State in both the sports they participated in. In recent memory, Stevie Johnson was a pretty good two sport athlete at both Football and Basketball.

    Has Iowa State had a lot of two sport athletes and who are they?



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    Re: Two Sport Athletes...

    RJ Sumrall at Track and Football, I think.


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    Re: Two Sport Athletes...

    Gary Thompson- basketball and baseball



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    Re: Two Sport Athletes...

    Not too sure where I've heard this, but I think Chizik does not want players to be dual-sport athletes. Correct me if I'm wrong, cause it could be another coach I'm thinking about.



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    Re: Two Sport Athletes...

    Quote Originally Posted by l2alphmacchio View Post
    Not too sure where I've heard this, but I think Chizik does not want players to be dual-sport athletes. Correct me if I'm wrong, cause it could be another coach I'm thinking about.
    I highly doubt many coaches want two sport athletes on their team for many reasons.

    Some coaches just take a stronger stance against it than others.



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    Re: Two Sport Athletes...

    Quote Originally Posted by l2alphmacchio View Post
    Not too sure where I've heard this, but I think Chizik does not want players to be dual-sport athletes. Correct me if I'm wrong, cause it could be another coach I'm thinking about.
    I'm sure that not too many coaches anywhere in college want their guys to be 2 sport athletes, it takes away too much time. I'm sure a football coach would rather have a player do track then any other sport though.


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    Re: Two Sport Athletes...

    Don't know if you would classify it as two sport athelets, but there is a good amount of cross over in track and xc.


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    Re: Two Sport Athletes...

    Quote Originally Posted by l2alphmacchio View Post
    Not too sure where I've heard this, but I think Chizik does not want players to be dual-sport athletes. Correct me if I'm wrong, cause it could be another coach I'm thinking about.
    Last I heard Luke Pinkleman is on a track schollie for throws, but part of the deal was he would also get an opportunity from Chizik as an OL. If he gets to the point of playing at FB, his aid will have to change from track to football.



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    Re: Two Sport Athletes...

    Andy Stensrud(sp?) was going to be a two sport athlete in football and basketball... he played sparingly as a tight end.



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    Re: Two Sport Athletes...

    The two most notable were Gary Thompson was a pretty good one (Basketball and Baseball)and Mike Bush (Football and Baseball).

    There have been dozens of others that you can find at
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    if they are members of the Letterwinners club...

    I know alot of football players when I was in school mentioned that they wanted to play both Football and Baseball but Mac wouldn't let them. Mac barely let guys run track. Kantrail Horton always joked about playing, he was a pretty good player growing up as we met in quite a few tournaments as kids...



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    Re: Two Sport Athletes...

    Not that I want to debate whether or not a coach would want a two sport athlete or not, I just want to see how many two-sporters ISU has had in the past. I would consider that athlete a special person for being able to complete at the collegiate level in multiple areas.



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    Re: Two Sport Athletes...

    I was a fairly successful 2-sport athlete at ISU......... in intramurals that is, in both pickleball and basketball, and I stayed in shape for those two by participating in fall flag football.


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    Re: Two Sport Athletes...

    Quote Originally Posted by CyorDie View Post
    Not that I want to debate whether or not a coach would want a two sport athlete or not, I just want to see how many two-sporters ISU has had in the past. I would consider that athlete a special person for being able to complete at the collegiate level in multiple areas.
    Very true



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    Re: Two Sport Athletes...

    Quote Originally Posted by CyorDie View Post
    This post got me thinking...

    Hey nothing to do with this, but, i did see something on Kendall Wright that said he wanted to be a two sport guy with Bball and Football.....does he know that he could probably see PT in both next year. He's a point guard averaging 24.5 pts a game in east texas is probably pretty good.....

    How many two sport athletes have been successful at Iowa State in both the sports they participated in. In recent memory, Stevie Johnson was a pretty good two sport athlete at both Football and Basketball.

    Has Iowa State had a lot of two sport athletes and who are they?
    Stevie Didn't play football until after he had used up his basketball eligibility...He could be considered a two-sport athlete, but not really...



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    Re: Two Sport Athletes...

    Tim VanGelder was starting quarterback and pitcher in the mid-60's.

    Chris Taylor was our heavyweight in wrestling and would have played football but they couldn't find a helmet large enough for him. Keith Krefle (our tight end that went on to play for the Philadelphia Eagles) tried on Chris' shoulder pads but could not keep them up. Johnny Majors said that Chris would have made an excellent pass blocker because he not only was large (around 450 pounds) but he was very quick laterally.

    Majors had a similar problem on the opposite side with his walk-on kicker. The kicker was too skinny and they couldn't initially get pants and pads to fit him so they put elbow pads on his knees.

    George Amundson played quarterback and threw discuss for his first couple of years at least. I don't recall if he kept it up for all four years.


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