Well not really Pro, but semi-pro. I've decided that I want to play another year or two of football so I started powerlifting and getting into shape. I've been hard at it for about 2 months now and feel like I'm on my way of being able to compete for a starting position somewhere on the field. I'm kind of in between weight and speed though so I either need to get a little faster or bigger. (Or both would be great!)
One of my coworkers who is a referee for the local high schools and semi-pro teams in the region told me that my hometown is going to host a semi-pro team this year and I just couldn't pass it up. I may be turning 31 next week and have lost a step in both speed and strength in my age and absence from sports, but I think there's enough in me for one more go around.
There's also 4 NFL teams in my state so who knows. Maybe I explode and make it on to the practice squad for a year or something after this. I doubt it, but a man can dream. :P
As of my last weigh in and max lift recording I'm at the following:
Weight: 190 Pounds
40 Yard Dash: 4.64
Bench Press: 320
Power Clean: 200
(I'll update the above section once a month or every so often.) I think the goal is to get Bench up around 10 more pounds, squat and deadlift above 400 (This was written when my deadlift was below 400), and power clean up around 225. If I can do all of those things while gaining about 10 pounds of muscle and dropping my 40 down to a 4.5 I'm probably in pretty good shape to be a starter somewhere on the field.
I have until January to get into shape and to earn a little bit of money for equipment.
If you'd like to help me out in my mission to play one more year you can donate a little bit of money. This will help pay for travel to practice/games. I'll put the rest towards equipment costs such as cleats, gloves, a football, etc.., etc...