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Chicken Wing Coach
Mon Oct 15 2012, 09:45PM

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Roddy White - Pro Bowl Wide Receiver: [link]

Roddy White partners with USA Wrestling, visits Olympic Training Center: [link]

Download free Roddy White poster promoting benefits of Wrestling to Football players: [link]

Roddy White is a great Pro Football player - because of the training he went through as a Wrestler: [link]

*FOOTBALL to WRESTLING*: Let The Pros Tell You: [link]

NFL Players that Wrestled: [link]

NFL & Wrestling: [link]

Wrestling & Football Together Breed Success: [link]

All Football players need to Wrestle: [link]

Bobby Stoops Thoughts on Wrestling & Football: [link]

Wrestling Big Help in Football: [link]

Steve Neal Article: [link]

Benefits of Wrestling to Football players: [link]

GRIDIRON vs. GRAPPLING - Put yourself in their shoes for a moment: [link]

Wrestling Backgrounds used to succeed in the NFL: [link]

Pats sign another heavyweight wrestler: [link]

Stephen Neal Story: [link]

*NFL Players who also Wrestled* (Pg. #1): [link] (Pg. #2): [link]

Arizona State Wrestling Champ Curley Culp inducted into Pro Football H.O.F.: [link]
Chicken Wing Coach
Mon Oct 15 2012, 10:50PM

Joined: Tue Apr 01 2008, 05:15PM
Posts: 3761
Stephen Neal talks about his return to the Patriots & saving his alma mater's wrestling program: [link]

Stephen Neal continues the fight to save his college wrestling program: [link]

Going Deep: Ravens' Ray Lewis & Kelly Gregg use Wrestling background to succeed in the NFL: [link]

Gridiron vs. Grappling (Full WIN Mag. article): [link]

Buena football: Footbal, Wrestling go hand-in-hand for Repko: [link]

Former NCAA, World & Super Bowl Champ wants accountability in wrestling: [link]

Husker fullback Janovich likes contact, fits into offense's plans: [link]

Titans like to draft players with Wrestling backgrounds: [link]

Titans draft picks show common theme: Wrestlers make good Football players: [link]

All Football players need to Wrestle!! (YouTube Video 4:01mins.): [link]

Why Wrestle (YouTube Video 4:02mins.): [link]

New England Patriot Talks Wrestling & Football ("The Perfect Circle"): [link]

Toyota's Patriots Today - Stephen Neal Special (YouTube Video 3:00mins.): [link]

Stephen Neal during his induction to the National Wrestling Hall of Fame: [link]

NEAL To HALL Of FAME (YouTube Video 1:36mins.): [link]

Words of Wisdom - Bobby Stoops thoughts on Wrestling & Football: [link]

NCAA wrestling champ Curley Culp elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame: [link]

Penn State Football: Carson's Wrestling experience lends to linebacker's gridiron exploits: [link]

Joshua Boyd: From Wrestling to Harvard Football Captain: [link]

USA Wrestling announces NFL Pro Football Stars who Wrestled: [link]

Stephen Neal talks Football & Wrestling: [link]

Football/Wrestling: [link]
Chicken Wing Coach
Mon Oct 22 2012, 11:58PM

Joined: Tue Apr 01 2008, 05:15PM
Posts: 3761
More proof & evidence that wrestling helps football players performance on the gridiron field.

Here's a YouTube "Season Highlights" video that was sent to me from a father I got to know while I was out at the University of Iowa's Intensive Wrestling Camps. It is a Senior mid-season highlights video of Forrest Christmann of Slippery Rock High School in Pennsylvania. [link]

Forrest Christmann #52
OL / DL
- 6'3" 251Lbs.
- District 10 All-Star Football Team (2011)
- Butler Eagle All-Star Football Team (2011)
- 40 yd: 4.80 (PSU Camp 2011)

- NHSCA All-American (Wrestling 2010, 2011)
- District 10 All-Star Wrestling Team (2011. 2012)
- Wrestling USA Magazine: "One of the Nations's Best Wrestlers" 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13).

*Check out this YouTube Video of Forrest Christmann from Slippery Rock, PA. Christmann has been a devote Iowa Wrestling Camp participant for the past 4 years. I got to know this kid personally. He is an absolute Animal on the Mat & the Gridiron. I saw him gain weight & muscle from being at 189 four years ago to where he's at now: 251lbs. *He Wrestles, Lifts Weights, & PLays Football*! The point & message is clear: [link]
Chicken Wing Coach
Thu May 01 2014, 10:41PM

Joined: Tue Apr 01 2008, 05:15PM
Posts: 3761
Welcome to the NFL: Mark Schlereth played 12 NFL seasons & won three Super Bowls with the Denver Broncos & Washington Redskins. But he says his toughest athletic challenge--that prepared him for his successful pro football career--was as a high school wrestler, where he was a state champion at Anchorage, Alaska's Robert Service H.S. "Physically, it's the most challenging sport I've ever been involved with & from a pure mental toughness standpoint, nothing beats wrestling," says Schlereth, now a popular NFL analyst with ESPN. "If you look around the league, it's uncanny how many players have wrestling backgrounds."

*Here's the article in its entirety: [link]
Chicken Wing Coach
Sat Oct 04 2014, 03:34PM

Joined: Tue Apr 01 2008, 05:15PM
Posts: 3761
Spencer Myers: 17 hours, two sports, 10,000 calories with a Maryland student-athlete (A Double-Threat Athlete): [link]
Chicken Wing Coach
Tue Nov 11 2014, 02:27PM

Joined: Tue Apr 01 2008, 05:15PM
Posts: 3761
Hey Coach! Why aren't your football players wrestling too? NFL Players that wrestled (Via US Elite Combat): [link]
Chicken Wing Coach
Wed Nov 26 2014, 01:05AM

Joined: Tue Apr 01 2008, 05:15PM
Posts: 3761
From the Mats to the Gridiron. What do Wrestling & Football have in common for junior linebacker Reggie Northrup from the Florida State Seminoles? Article & Video: [link]
Chicken Wing Coach
Tue Jan 27 2015, 07:21PM

Joined: Tue Apr 01 2008, 05:15PM
Posts: 3761
Three H.S. State wrestling Champs on rosters for Super Bowl XLIX: [link]
Chicken Wing Coach
Thu Aug 06 2015, 12:30PM

Joined: Tue Apr 01 2008, 05:15PM
Posts: 3761
Football & Wrestling - "Transcript" of (13) subtitled articles on the correlation between Football & Wrestling: [link]
Chicken Wing Coach
Fri Aug 07 2015, 12:46AM

Joined: Tue Apr 01 2008, 05:15PM
Posts: 3761
Why Football Players Should Wrestle: [link]
jackburton
Sun Aug 09 2015, 06:01PM
Registered Member #273
Joined: Sun Apr 04 2004, 04:44PM
Posts: 102
There is no disputing that wrestling makes you a better football player! Believe it or not, most football coaches agree...however it is only from a lineman prospective. Imagine a defense DTs, DEs, NGs, LBs, and DBs fully comprised of wrestlers?! We could flood non-wrestling football coaches with all the examples and literature we want, fact remains they only see weight limits and weight loss. Hell, we complain about how much wrestling suffers from the football mentality...what about track? We need more head football coaches who have wrestling backgrounds!
Chicken Wing Coach
Tue Sep 01 2015, 08:11PM

Joined: Tue Apr 01 2008, 05:15PM
Posts: 3761
Wrestling Credited for Football Success - Via FloWrestling: [link]
Chicken Wing Coach
Thu Sep 03 2015, 07:44PM

Joined: Tue Apr 01 2008, 05:15PM
Posts: 3761
Football + Wrestling = Success: From USA Wrestling's National Coaches Education Program (NCEP)
*Reasons for Wrestling & Football to Partner: [link]
cradleman1952
Sat Sep 05 2015, 04:14PM
Registered Member #278
Joined: Mon Jan 16 2006, 10:06AM
Posts: 1146
Football could benefit from wrestling in a lot of ways, especially in the area of fitness. There are too many football players that are not within a healthy body fat range. Coaches that just push size or on the other side with wrestling, having the kids cut too much weight, are really affecting the health and safety of the kids both long and short term. That's pretty selfish in my opinion. The sad part is that we have this information available to us and we still have kids who are doing this. It's happening and there is no denying it and , yes, it's happening in New England. Eating disorders are on a rise and not just anorexia and bulimia. Disordered eating is a problem.
Chicken Wing Coach
Thu Sep 24 2015, 01:49PM

Joined: Tue Apr 01 2008, 05:15PM
Posts: 3761
Going the Extra Mile - Pro Football head coaches Mike Zimmer & Tony Dungy praise Wrestling: [link]
Chicken Wing Coach
Tue Oct 06 2015, 09:54PM

Joined: Tue Apr 01 2008, 05:15PM
Posts: 3761
World champ, former NFL player Neal to go 'On the Mat': [link]
Chicken Wing Coach
Fri Feb 05 2016, 07:20PM

Joined: Tue Apr 01 2008, 05:15PM
Posts: 3761
Ex - wrestlers on the roster for Super Bowl 50: [link]
Chicken Wing Coach
Wed May 04 2016, 07:15PM

Joined: Tue Apr 01 2008, 05:15PM
Posts: 3761
Packers First-Round pick Kenny Clark credits wrestling for football success: [link]
Chicken Wing Coach
Mon Aug 08 2016, 08:39PM

Joined: Tue Apr 01 2008, 05:15PM
Posts: 3761
Wrestling paved way for duo's development (Sport prepared Packers' defensive linemen Mike Daniels, Kenny Clark for life in the trenches): [link]
Chicken Wing Coach
Tue Jan 24 2017, 06:33PM

Joined: Tue Apr 01 2008, 05:15PM
Posts: 3761
Buffalo bills Coach Sean McDermott: "Wrestling Hard, Football Easy": [link]
Chicken Wing Coach
Fri Feb 03 2017, 03:49PM

Joined: Tue Apr 01 2008, 05:15PM
Posts: 3761
Oklahoma DL Overton to become Sooner wrestler: [link]
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