The likelihood of a high school graduate going straight to the NFL is slim to none. It is in your best interested to go and play in college, this will increase your chances of getting noticed by agents for the NFL. Keep your grades up, your head on straight, and your nose clean and you should be good to go.
Theoretically, you could play in the NFL without a high school diploma. However, the NFL will not draft or sign someone until three years after their high school class had graduated (ie after your junior year of college).
Here's the thing though, a lot of players begin their base knowledge of the game in high school (some begin much earlier too in Pop Warner). Without going to high school there would be no way to replace that knowledge (practical and theoretical) and you would always be behind those who did know how to play.
Secondly NFL teams like players who have played at a high skill level in college. Without getting a high school diploma you cannot get into a college. Without that experience 99.99% of professional football teams wouldn't even offer you a tryout let alone contemplate signing such a player.
Lastly, if you don't get a high school diploma, you wont be very smart. The NFL ha a test they like all prospects to take called the Wonderlic. The Wonderlic measures native intelligence. If you don't do well in school, you cannot do well on such a test.
So basically while in a team might just might once in a blue moon sign a player without a high school diploma, chances of that happening are so slim that it would not in all reality happen.
Moral of the story? Stay in School. Study Hard. Practice Hard. Learn to use both your Body and your Brain.
Yes; but you do not have to go to college; you can get drafted as soon as you're out of high school.
No. If you have the talent to play pro ball nobody is ever going to ask for your high school diploma or GED. However, you will likely wish you had one someday.
for most schools yes.
a high school diploma. college degree.to play pro soccer, it is better to have the highest education you can get, but if you don't have one, you can still play if your good enough and the team wants you to play for them.
It's never to late to play basketball in high school when your on high school. Accept when you don't try out or the season has ended.or when high school ends
Seymour High School
Theo Epstein did play high school baseball. He graduated from Brookline High School in 1991 after playing ball for the Brookline High School Warriors.
The NFL does not have specific education requirements. While the normal progression is to complete high school and play college football for 3 or 4 years, there is no requirement that you actually graduate.
Simple: You don't graduate, you don't get a diploma, and on every work application that asks if you graduated high school, you have to mark "no". This means that in most cases, your job application goes into the garbage can before they even read your name! If you do not have sufficient credits to graduate, you should immediately speak to you High School adviser, vice-principal, principal or administrator to find out exactly what your options are to get the necessary credits. The administrators and advisers are there to help and if you show you are serious, they will do everything they can to help you complete the necessary work to get your diploma. A high school diploma is absolutely necessary to be even considered for many jobs, and play into the roll of how fast an employer may promote you or give you raises, NO MATTER HOW WELL YOU DO in the work place or how smart you prove yourself to be. It sounds unfair, but it's the cold hard facts. The diploma is a ticket. Without it, you can't get into many places.
YESPenn Foster High School is both regionally & nationally accredited as well as licensed by the State of Pennsylvaniahttp://www.pennfoster.edu/diploma/certification.htmlHere is a list of some colleges, trade schools and universities that have accepted our high school diploma:http://www.pennfoster.edu/diploma/CareerOutlook.html