i think college football is the stepping stone to NFL..
Without a doubt, the best rivalry in college football is Ohio state and Michigan.
Yes you can get on a college football team as a walk on through an open try out
O.J. Simpson NEVER Graduated College, BUT, he played football for USC, leaving to play to play football without ever graduating, nor ever returned to finish his degree. It is rumored that he never even learned how to read until decades later, using Hooked on Phonics. Another black mark for USC's Football Program's long abysmal record in academic and conduct standards.
they can walk on
I am assuming you are asking if you can be a professional football player without going to college. The answer is yes. You would contact the team for which you are interested in trying to play. The odds of getting a tryout without an agent to represent you and no resume of football experience are very, very bad.
if im really good at football can i become a pro football player
you can, but it would be hard to make the team unless you are superathletic
Either duck hunting, college football, or cricket. In cricket, a duck occurs when a batter is dismissed without scoring. In college football, a duck plays for the University of Oregon.
There is no requirement for a player to have previous football experience in order to play in the NFL. However, the chances of someone making a team without going through a college program are extremely slim. Without college playing time there is no chance for a scout to see you or your talents, and since no NFL teams have open tryouts anymore... Additionally, without previous playing experience your lack of experience would create a tremendous disadvantage, regardless of how gifted an athlete a person was.
Yes you would need to try out.
You can enter the NFL Draft with three years of college education. Many football players will redshirt as a freshman which is the NCAA legal way of giving a student five eligible years of football at college. You may see people enter the draft as a sophomore, however the redshirted so it is actually their 3rd year in college.
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Technically no, but someone without a background of high school and college football will generally not have the knowledge and technique necessary to play professionally. Additionally, it will be extremely difficult to attract a pro team's attention without having the college game to showcase yourself.Rarely, teams hold open tryouts and an exceptionally athletic person (who normally has played football at a college, albeit possibly a smaller one) may get invited to the scout team.
None in Division 1-A but a few in Division 1-AA. Campbell University in Bules Creek, NC has not sent a player to the NFL. They played as an independent between 1925-1949 and then dropped their program in 1950. It was restarted in 2008. They play 1-AA football in the Pioneer Football League. Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York has also not sent a player to the NFL. They have been playing football since 1965, playing 1-AA ball since 1993, and also are a member of the Pioneer Football League. State University of New York/Stony Brook is another. They have played football since 1969 and been a 1-AA team since 1999. They play in the Big South Conference. The fewest 'alumni' from a Division 1-A school is 2 from Florida Atlantic who began their football program in 2001 and Florida International who started in 2002.
NFL players are not required to attend college. Still, it is quite difficult for a football player to gain the skills necessary to play in the NFL without playing college football. Still, a few European soccer players have been kickers in the NFL.