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    Basketball players playing football

    I was watching a story about Antonio Gates and got to thinking which Cyclone basketball players would do well playing football. Gates, if you remember was a basketball star at Kent State and turned his attention to football after graduating. He is now a pro bowl tight end for the Chargers. For some reason, I think if Rahshon Clark and Wesley Johnson each put on 15-20 pounds, they could be solid receivers with their good hands. I could have seen Aaron Agnew playing a tackle position on either side of the ball. Anybody think of some others?



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    Re: Basketball players playing football

    Adam Haluska got recruited to play football by some schools when he was said to be transferring from ISU.

    Lebron James would make a great WR/TE

    I see Rahshon more so than Wesley.

    Also how about Dudley from BC? Undersized PF. Great TE??



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    Re: Basketball players playing football

    Wesley Johnson might get killed playing basketball but Rahshon could do well. Cory Johnson could be a decent TE.



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    Re: Basketball players playing football

    Rahshon doesn't have big enouhg hands to play WR, it hurts him in bball sometimes.


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    Re: Basketball players playing football

    LeBron played against a few of my friends from Cleveland. They claim he was an outstanding receiver but rarely saw action as they knew what a basketball star he was going to be.

    Seems like heady point guards in the Steve Nash, Jason Kidd mold would make viable QBs.



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    Re: Basketball players playing football

    A few months back, Brent Blum wrote a piece about this same subject for CN. Here is a a link.

    http://iowastate.scout.com/2/570512.html



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    Re: Basketball players playing football

    yea Stevie Johnson was a solid player that was a basketball player, granted his Dad was a Denver Bronco, but it could work, I think we need to bring on these guys as punt and kick blockers like one of the announcers on TV said, it would be a great idea to bring on a guy like Wesley or Rahshon as a kick blocker


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    Re: Basketball players playing football

    Sorry Wallace, I hadn't read that article by Bret Blum. I can't stand that kid, he annoys the **** out of me. I remember that show he used to be on that was on the ISU network or whatever and he thought he knew everything about sports but looked like a **** half the time.



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    Re: Basketball players playing football

    Quote Originally Posted by arganbright2 View Post
    Sorry Wallace, I hadn't read that article by Bret Blum. I can't stand that kid, he annoys the **** out of me. I remember that show he used to be on that was on the ISU network or whatever and he thought he knew everything about sports but looked like a **** half the time.
    He annoys me too, too jokey. Anyways, the all-time basketball-to-football team would be (3-4 defense and yes, I'm really bored ):

    QB: Jamaal Tinsley or Will Blalock
    HB: Kenny Pratt (spinning dervish, a la Troy Davis)
    FB: Kantrail Horton (thick, ultimate team guy)
    WR: Jeff Grayer, LaFester Rhodes, Wesley Johnson (all explosive athletes with big hands)
    TE: Tyray Pearson (wouldn't be much of a blocker, but tall, fast, crafty, good big target around the end zone)
    Tackles: Andrew Skoglund, Victor Alexander
    Guards: Aaron Agnew, Jared Homan
    C: Jordan Dykstra (he's gonna be a big boy)
    DE: Marcus Fizer (would be unstoppable), Damion Staple (relentless)
    DT: Kelvin Cato (he's about 270)
    LB: Stevie Johnson, Emmanuel Negedu (hey, a guy can dream)
    MLB: Curtis Stinson (lifts over 400 lbs, adequate speed and great awareness), Shawn Bankhead (great defensive instincts!)
    CB: Dedric Willoughby, Michael Nurse (skinny speed guys)
    FS: Shane Power (solid height, solid and strong)
    SS: Fred Hoiberg (it's Fred freakin' Hoiberg, he could play any position)


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    Re: Basketball players playing football

    Dustin Streff played football at NIACC....



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    Re: Basketball players playing football

    How about any of the current players?


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    Re: Basketball players playing football

    (I know hes not with us anymore) Aaron Agnew, I would be scared to play against him in anything.



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    Re: Basketball players playing football

    Quote Originally Posted by wallace View Post
    A few months back, Brent Blum wrote a piece about this same subject for CN. Here is a a link.

    http://iowastate.scout.com/2/570512.html
    Nice! :)

    Thanks for sharing, I didn't read it the first time around.



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    Re: Basketball players playing football

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Lastuvka View Post
    (it's Fred freakin' Hoiberg, he could play any position)
    I would put Fred at QB, that's where he was all-state in H.S. playing for Ames. Put Tinsley at SS.


    "I hope to coach here until I retire," Hoiberg said.
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    Re: Basketball players playing football

    Quote Originally Posted by arganbright2 View Post
    I was watching a story about Antonio Gates and got to thinking which Cyclone basketball players would do well playing football. Gates, if you remember was a basketball star at Kent State and turned his attention to football after graduating. He is now a pro bowl tight end for the Chargers. For some reason, I think if Rahshon Clark and Wesley Johnson each put on 15-20 pounds, they could be solid receivers with their good hands. I could have seen Aaron Agnew playing a tackle position on either side of the ball. Anybody think of some others?

    Clark does not have good hands.



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