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Newz Forum: FOOTBALL: Brock Lesnar to play in the NFL

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TRD

posted on Apr, 14 2004 @ 05:51 PM
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Former WWE Champion Brock Lesnar recently announced his retirement from pro wrestling and is now hoping to land an NFL audition. The former NCAA Wrestling Champion at the University of Minnesota hasn't played football since he was in high school, but believes he can play defensive line in the NFL. Although Lesnar has said that he will accept any tryouts offered to him, he would prefer to play for his hometown Minnesota Vikings.
 

"He is serious about this," agent Ed Hitchcock told the Pioneer Press. "He wants to be in the NFL. He is such a tremendous athlete, he has a chance." Last month, Vikings head coach Mike Tice said he had not discussed the matter with Lesnar.

As crazy as it may seem, some NFL insiders are starting to warm up to the idea of giving Lesnar a tryout. Perhaps it has something to do with the 4.65 seconds it took him to run the 40-yard dash during a recent workout. That may not be such a good time for a running back like Maurice Clarett, but it's a great time for a 6-4, 290 lbs. physical specimen such as Lesnar. Of course, a fast time in the 40-yard dash is one thing, and actually playing football is another. Lesnar spent some time at an Arizona training facility last month, and is said to be working out eight hours each day. He has a long way to go, but don't be surprised if that impressive dash time scores him a tryout or two

[Edited on 30/5/04 by TRD]



Ben

posted on Apr, 14 2004 @ 06:42 PM
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this could work, he is huge and could toss lineman out of his way with the F-5


Sir

posted on Apr, 18 2004 @ 04:24 AM
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4.65 over 40yrds that is quick and he is such a big man.I reckon he could do well at it if he gets the chance.


TRD

posted on Apr, 18 2004 @ 06:56 AM
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That is quick for a big man like him but it remains to be seen if he can make it in the NFL,i guess he has a good enough chance though.


Ben

posted on Apr, 18 2004 @ 08:08 AM
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He needs to get a tryout, i wonder if he has a coach



posted on Apr, 20 2004 @ 01:58 PM
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It will be interesting to see if he does and as you say for a big man like him that is quick.


TRD

posted on May, 2 2004 @ 04:49 AM
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The Pioneer Press, out of St. Paul, MN, has a blurb in the sports page regarding Brock Lesnar turning down an opportunity to train with the Kansas City Chiefs.Lesnar decided to continue his training in Phoenix and is hopeful to get a private tryout with the Minnesota Vikings.

Vikings Head Coach Mike Tice has finally conceded that Lesnar is a prospect. "Why not?" Tice said. "Everything intrigues me if it helps us win another game."

Sports Illustrated will be on hand to cover Lesnar's attempt to get into the NFL.


TRD

posted on May, 5 2004 @ 04:22 PM
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More and more teams are apparently taking interest in Brock Lesnar#s intentions on working in the NFL full time. Last month many teams wernt taking Lesnars quest to play in the league seriously. Lesnar is set to be watched by many NFL scouts on May 17. . Lesnar’s agent has been quoted as saying Lesnar made over $10 million in his 4 years with the WWE, so this isn’t a dollar-based decision but more of a personal challenge. Expect to hear more about Lesnar in the coming weeks as Sports Illustrated is planning a feature story on his quest to make an NFL team.


Ben

posted on May, 5 2004 @ 05:39 PM
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what position will he play


TRD

posted on May, 6 2004 @ 03:23 PM
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I'm guessing a Running Back..but really i wouldn't have a clue.


TRD

posted on May, 12 2004 @ 06:35 PM
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Brock Lesnar was in attendance at the 5/3 edition of Raw in Phoenix, which is where he is training to get in the NFL. Vince McMahon apparently treated Lesnar very well, and was very friendly with him while he was there.

Vince, although he was not happy at the short notice Brock gave before leaving, was nice to Lesnar. He obviously kept in mind that there is a chance of Lesnar to come back some day and make him a lot of money.

Lesnar has apparently been telling Sable that he does not want her to be traveling as much with the WWE, meaning she cannot be on WWE TV as much. Brock wants to spend more time with Sable, and her traveling with the WWE for TV appearances would make that difficult. As earlier reported, Sable has been taking time off to get her breast implants repaired.


Ben

posted on May, 12 2004 @ 08:20 PM
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I didnt know brock and sable were dating


TRD

posted on May, 13 2004 @ 07:23 PM
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Nope nor did i. Looks like they have had a thing for awhile.


TRD

posted on May, 14 2004 @ 03:51 PM
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Pioneer Press in Minnesota is reporting that Brock Lesnar has a workout planned in Phoenix, AZ for the Baltimore Ravens.


TRD

posted on May, 30 2004 @ 12:19 PM
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Brock Lesnar, 26, former Gophers' NCAA heavyweight and pro wrestling champion who has been preparing for NFL tryouts in Phoenix, was to conduct a pro day workout for NFL teams Wednesday. But when the 6-foot-4, 290-pounder aggravated a groin injury sustained in a motorcycle accident last month, he decided to postpone workouts until he is 100 percent recovered.

Lesnar will then work out for Kansas City, Philadelphia, Dallas, Green Bay, San Francisco, Miami, Baltimore, San Diego and the Vikings in separate tryouts in about three weeks. Lesnar hopes to become a defensive lineman or pass rusher.



posted on May, 30 2004 @ 12:42 PM
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Football players to the WWE is one thing, the other way around? I don't see it. He's missed 4 valuble college years that help train you for the NFL. If it's DL, offensive linemen will make him look silly, just with their footwork alone. At RB, he'll make himself look silly, trying to hit holes and such. Athletic abillity is one thing, but athletic abillity with training is another.


TRD

posted on May, 30 2004 @ 01:35 PM
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Well they must think he has a chance as they are all going to take a look at him if they havn't already. I wouldn't have a clue if he would make it but i think everyone should be given a chance. I guess we will find out soon enough if he has what it takes or not.



posted on May, 30 2004 @ 01:45 PM
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Sure, give him a shot, just don't be disappointed if he doesn't make it. It's happened before, Renaldo Neahmiah went from athletics to the NFL but it's rare.


TRD

posted on May, 30 2004 @ 01:53 PM
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Yep and so did some other's make it, i did post them ages ago on here but at the moment i can't think who they was. The same goes for Dwain Chambers the 100m runner he was tring out for the NFL but that seems to have fizzled out.


TRD

posted on May, 30 2004 @ 02:05 PM
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Mark Craig of the Star Tribune recently sat down with Brock Lesnar in Arizona, where Brock was working out. The two spoke about which football team Lesnar could be headed to, and the use of steroids. Lesnar also gave a deep explanation of him leaving a $9 million a year contract for a possible minimum contract of $230,000 a year.

The following is a short excerpt from the article.

If it takes a minimum of two years on a practice squad and possibly two seasons in NFL Europe, as some have suggested, then why in the name of WWE founder Vince McMahon is Lesnar doing this?

He said he was tired of traveling and performing 280 nights a year. He missed his 2-year-old daughter, Mya, and craved the kind of unrehearsed competition he experienced in amateur wrestling.

"I wanted to play football out of college, but I followed the dollar signs instead of my heart," Lesnar said. "I decided I didn't want to look back when I was 50 and wonder if I could have played in the NFL."

Last week, as Lesnar neared the end of another steamy day of training at the high-tech Athletes' Performance Institute (API) in Tempe, Ariz., his "performance specialist," Luke Richesson, told him to reach down, grab a barbell weighing more than 500 pounds and stand up with it twice.

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