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Not his number: 61 is Faulkner University football player’s age


Alan Moore (Photo via al.com from Faulkner)

al.com reports:

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — While most older men talk a big game about their former athletic abilities, one 61-year-old man in Montgomery is looking to walk the walk by becoming the oldest-ever college football player.

Faulkner University officials say that after clearing up a few eligibility concerns, Alan Moore, a former college football player in the 1960s and Vietnam veteran, will take to the field once again this season as the Eagles’ newest team member.

Read the full report.

  • Feedback
    To President Billy Hilyer, this is the most novel (or desperate) recruiting idea I have seen in all my years in higher education! Your friend and brother, Mike O’Neal
    Mike O’Neal
    September, 1 2011

    This is really great!! I believe that he understands the true value of college sports – he isn’t out to get a big NFL contract or to make a zillion bucks – he is there because he loves the game!! I wish him great success – there was no mention of his position, but I hope he will show the young members of the team that us “more mature” individuals can still be productive, and we have what it takes to be tough in spite of adversity. Go Get ’em Alan!!
    Richard Twitchell
    September, 2 2011

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