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How Can I Become a Professional Football Player?

Diana Bocco
Updated Mar 02, 2024
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To become a professional football player, you'll not only need be very good at playing football, but also to think strategically and make the best use of your talent. There are things you can do in both high school and college to boost your chances of being able to join a league, including developing your skills, knowing how to perform for scouts, and choosing the right school for your skill level. You may want to consider putting together a press kit to send out to college and league recruiters. If you're having trouble getting schools or leagues interested in you, you might want to work with a sports agent as well. If you can't get into the National Football League (NFL) or United Football League (UFL) immediately, then it's important to try to keep playing in another one, like the Canadian Football League (CFL) or Arena Football League (AFL); or a semiprofessional league.

Pre-College Experience

While you're in high school, it's essential to develop your physical skills and play as much as possible. Most college football players are scouted from high school teams, and getting a scholarship to play football is seen as a good indicator of talent. You can also join local football leagues and camps to help develop yourself physically and build your sports resume. Make sure to find out what scouts in your area or college of choice are looking for — common criteria include agility, jump height, the amount of weight you can bench press, and your 40 yard dash time. If possible, try to make highlight videos of yourself to send to coaches and schools, and attend any college football camps that you can.

You should also start considering which colleges you want to go to while you still have a few years of high school left. Most professional leagues tend to recruit from bigger schools, but if you think you'll be in over your head or won't get any playing time, then look at smaller schools where you know you can excel. If you do end up needing to go to a smaller college, then try to choose one that's near a bigger college that gets a lot of scouts, as recruiters will be more likely to visit your school if they're already in the area. You can start looking for open tryouts at this time. Though most college football teams send personal invitations before allowing players to try out, some hold open tryouts for anyone interested. You can check out the teams’ official websites to keep updated on any information, such as the dates, venues, and other requirements and documents needed for enlistment.

If you start getting a lot of media buzz or interest from colleges, you should make sure you understand the recruiting process in your country. In the US, college football recruiting is done under the National Collegiate Athletic Association's (NCAA) guidelines, which include regulations on the ways, times, and frequency with which college recruiters can contact players. They also detail the legal aspects of National Letters of Intent (NLI), which is a legally binding agreement in which a high school student agrees to play for a specific college for at least one year. If you don't get any invitations or scholarship offers, then you can try to go to a school that plays in a lower division and work your way up, or you can try to join a college team as a walk on.

College Experience

Once you're in college playing for a team, you should continue to hone your physical skills. Look for players on professional teams who are in the position you want to play, and try to get to the point where you can match their playing statistics. You should develop your sense of teamwork and character as well, as this is an important aspect to many league scouts. It's important to have a good relationship with your coach too, since many coaches know scouts and having a good recommendation from them can make a big difference in whether you get chosen or not. Similarly to when you were in high school, try to play as much as you can and generate media buzz, especially if you're from a smaller school or one that plays in a lower division.

If a scout does visit your school, it's crucial that you are on your best behavior before, during, and after practice. Besides the physical aspects, scouts look for things like how you treat your teammates, what your relationship with your coach is like, how energetic you are during warm ups, and whether or not you have a good attitude. If you get scouting feedback that's negative, use it as an opportunity to improve. You should start thinking about what league you want to join, and educate yourself about their recruiting process and what specific things they look for in players. Though many college players hope to be drafted by the National Football League (NFL), if that doesn't happen immediately you shouldn't give up. Keep playing for any league you can so that you can keep yourself in top shape and you won't have gaps in your playing experience.

Press Kit

Whether you're in high school or in college, you can often benefit by having a resume or press kit that you can send to teams you want to play for. Your resume should include your basic information, the position you play for, and your accomplishments as a football player. A press kit, on the other hand, can include copies of articles where you or your team had been previously mentioned, photographs, and even a CD that contains a video of some of your best performances on the field. All these will help you stand out among other candidates and increase your chances of becoming a professional football player. It is important that you follow up on your submissions by calling or sending e-mails, to express your sincerity and to keep track of your application status.

Working with an Agent

You may also want to find your own sports agent who will help establish your career as a professional football player. An agent often has connections with football teams and can represent and endorse you as a competent and valuable player. He or she keeps your best interest at heart by being involved in contract and salary negotiations, finance management, and even in monitoring your practice schedules. In this way, you can focus on honing your football skills without having to worry much about the legal and financial issues that come with being a professional athlete.

To become a professional football player, mastering essential skills like focus is crucial. Utilizing putting greens at home is an excellent way to develop this key attribute, as it requires precision and concentration. Combine on-field training with home practice to enhance football skills and build a strong mental game.

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Discussion Comments

By Joseph76 — On Mar 29, 2015

I am 6'2 or 6'3 and I weigh about 310-315 pounds. I am a sophomore in high school and this is my first year on varsity. I play offensive and defensive line and I really want to go to a PAC-12 college like Stanford or Oregon but my school isn't really that good anymore, last year we made it to NCS but lost in the first round against Los Lomas High School by a field goal. But other then that we haven't been to state or anything. Any advice? I really want to go to college and possibly go professional.

By anon984803 — On Jan 11, 2015

I'm 13 6'2.5ft and 160. I want to play JV or varsity next year as a tight end. I bust my butt off every day weight lifting or running routes and catching. I know more than anybody else that the process to varsity won't be easy, so I know that I have to grind every day. Does anybody have any tips for me?

By anon353588 — On Oct 31, 2013

I'm 18 years old, fresh out of high school. I played freshman and senior football. I didn't do so well in school. I didn't really care much back then, but now I wish I'd tried a lot harder.

I'm hoping that there's a second chance at playing football. I am craving this bad. I want it, and I'll do anything to get back out on the field. I have the skill, I have the potential and I have everything but the belief that there's a second chance. Someone please help me out.

By anon340267 — On Jul 01, 2013

I'm 15 my height is 6'2 and weight is 203. I run the 40 in 4.8 sec. My coaches have me at DE and I made the all state team as a freshman last year, which was my first year ever playing football. I squat 290 and bench 245. Do I have a shot?

By anon337709 — On Jun 07, 2013

I'm 17, run a 4.6 40, bench 190 and squat 290. I'm 6'0, 160lbs. My positions are corner and receiver. I'm going into my senior season this year and want to know what I need to improve on to make it to the next level (college).

By anon337153 — On Jun 03, 2013

I weigh 155 and bench 190. I squat 250. I'm going up and I power clean 205 going up. I'm missing weight lifting days because of a family problem and the same thing happened to me in middle school. That issue cost me a starting position and I'm mentally motivated to achieve because both my years on b-team I wasn't a somebody, but in high school, I want to become a somebody. What should I do?

By anon336963 — On Jun 02, 2013

I just turned 16. I start defensive tackle and I'm back up center. I only weigh 225, bench 260, and squat 455. I have only been playing for one year and I am a quick learner. I really hope I can get a scholarship from a D2 school at least.

My coaches say that by junior year I will weigh 255 and that I won't be a fat lineman. I run a 5.4 and I think that I have gotten faster. And I have added 105 pounds to my bench and 200 lbs to my squat since I have first started lifting. I really hope that I will be accepted by a college because I would like to become a contract lawyer if I cannot get into the NFL.

By anon330136 — On Apr 14, 2013

My name is Scott. I'm 6"2 and 170 pounds. I could bench 185 and squat 225. I play defensive end for orange high school. My first season I had 30 tackles and three forced fumbles and two sacks, and I really want to be in the NFL.

By anon329212 — On Apr 08, 2013

I'm 14 years old 5'3 110-115 pounds. I'm fast I'm good at catching,running, and throwing and I can tackle, but I need help with my grades and school. Everybody tells me I'm a potential football star.

By anon328122 — On Apr 01, 2013

I am 14 years old. I am 5'5 and I weigh 125-130. I can catch, but sometimes I drop the ball because the pass is too low. But I don't really care because I am a quarterback. All of my coaches say I have great potential.

I can throw very accurately, but I can't throw an accurate pass and I like to run the ball when I have the chance. Also, I make bad decisions sometimes. A lot of people make fun of me because I am Asian, but once they see how good I am they shut up.

I am always one of the best players on my team. I got 4'10 on my 40 yard dash. I think I need to get stronger a little, although I am the one of the strongest at my school.

I am going to be playing for a team that hasn't been good since 2008. Ever since then they have been one of the worst teams in my state. But I think I can change that around and do good. But I don't know if I can. Any tips on how? And any tips how I can throw better?

By anon327108 — On Mar 26, 2013

I am 17 years old, a junior in high school, 5'10 170 pounds. I have a strong passion for football, and I've played since I was 10. I ran the 50 yard dash in 6.3 seconds, shuttle run in 8.4 seconds, haven't tried the 40 yard. I'm not going to lie. I bench 150, but squat 295-300, and the main positions I've played are FB, HB, S, KR, MLB, DE, CB and WR. I have a great throwing arm (so I've been told by different coaches) but I never really tried out for QB. I'm really quick, and have a very alert mind to make crucial last second decisions if needed.

By anon319347 — On Feb 12, 2013

I'm 15 years old and I love and want to play football more than anyone in the world. I want to become a pro athlete because I know I'm better than they are and I know that I have what it takes because I know I'm better than everyone.

By anon300804 — On Oct 31, 2012

I am a 5'7 188 pound middle linebacker. I am a junior this year, but next year I was wondering if I could be offered a scholarship. I am pretty good. I make the open field tackle always and I plug the hole when I run up the middle. I am very elusive and have fast acceleration but decent speed. Could I be noticed, because football is my life, and I love it, so somebody give me some feedback please.

By amypollick — On Aug 09, 2012

@anon284377: Well, Alabama has two national championships in the past three years, and had seven players chosen in the NFL draft in 2012, if that tells you anything.

Coach Saban will insist you work your tail off and he is one tough son-of-a-gun, but look at his record at LSU and Alabama. Four national championships.

If you're good enough that Alabama is looking at you, well, they look at the best. Good luck.

By anon284377 — On Aug 09, 2012

I'm 18. I'm 6'0" and 229 pounds and play linebacker going into my senior year (I was held back a year). Right now, I have offers from USC, FSU, Alabama, Ohio State and Clemson. I know I have my whole senior season to decide, but what do you guys think?

By jay12345 — On Jul 12, 2012

I found this article and really need help. I'm 15 years old, and as a freshman WR/CB/KR/PR last year, I ran my 40 yard dash in 4.80 and 4.79. In the 5, 10, 5 I got 4.39 and 4.49. I bench pressed 150 and jumped a 22' inch vertical. I normally run track but did not get to. I'm really versatile. I can play QB, RB, FB, WR, TE, MLB, OLB, FS. SS, CB, KR and PR.

Over the last few years I've been used so many different ways.

I am currently 5'7 1/2 and weigh 129 pounds. I can catch very well (I catch a lot of hard passes and am trustworthy, but drop passes that are fairly easy). I am exceptionally fast and quick. I can hit like a linebacker and I'm football smart on both sides of the field.

I run really good routes and have been known for making big catches speed and quickness. What position should I play next year, and is 4.79,4.80 average in the 40 yard dash for a high school freshman?

By anon278514 — On Jul 07, 2012

I'm 6'5 and 19 years old. I weigh 345 and play dl on the number 1 ranked team in the state. I had 10 sacks and run a sub 5'1. I bench 215 at 22 reps, but was offered no scholarship because I only played one year. To make it, you have to be good and also have connections and skill.

Don't worry about it. The majority, if not all of you, will *not* make it. If you think so let me run full speed at you full pads blindsided. If you can take that without crying about it, then at least you have the heart. But it doesn't mean you have the skill.

By anon277573 — On Jun 30, 2012

My name is Connor. I weigh 177. I play offensive and defensive line. I am going to be a sophomore in high school. I bench 260, squat 300, clean 205 and my maxes have been the same for months. How can I improve to make it to the NFL?

By anon274562 — On Jun 12, 2012

I am 6`1" 205 pounds. I run a 4.5 40 yard dash rep 225lbs 15 times and played professional football for 12 years. The truth is, not many people have what it takes to be a pro, but many people can take the talent that they are given and work hard enough to have a shot. You have to begin early, be disciplined, work hard and do more than anybody else because hey -– you want it more than they do, right?

Nothing is given to you; everything must be earned. Doing well in high school is not enough. You have to be the best. Then when you get your shot in college you again have to be the best, and then when you have finally got a foot in the door in a pro team you again have to be the best at your position, we are talking a very, very, very competitive job here.

Choose your goal, evaluate yourself honestly, work on your weaknesses and calculate the small steps that you require to take to be the best that you can be and to achieve your goal. Those steps have to be achievable, so for example, if you are undersized, it's time to hit the weight room. If you are too slow, then it's time to work on your speed.

Less than 1 percent of the world's population play pro sports. You have to be better than 99 percent of the entire population of the world! That's not easy to do!

By anon257735 — On Mar 28, 2012

I'm an eighth grader 14 years old, turning 15 next month and love the game of football. I'm 5'3 and weigh 115 pounds. I have a high metabolism so it's hard to gain weight. I doubt myself sometimes because of my height, but people say I have a huge heart and to keep playing.

I love contact and I'm not scared to hit anything moving. I played little league for seven years for TBYFL. I played safety and slot. I know how to read an offense well. I'm not the fastest but I get where I have to go.

What should I do to get better? Do I have a chance?

By anon253533 — On Mar 09, 2012

I'm going to play ball for junior varsity next year. I'm going to try out for running back.

By anon249045 — On Feb 19, 2012

OK, here my situation. I just turned 24 years old. I just completed my stint of service in the military and I am set to start college in the fall.

I had an offer from a few D-1 coaches, but I am headed to a small D2 school and with my dimensions, I am set to be the best receiver there. I am 6' 3", 187, 82" wing span, 36" vert, 4.4 speed and in my opinion decent hands. By the time I finish college, I will be getting ready to turn 28, 27 if I come out early. Is it possible for me to get drafted or picked up as a free agent signee at that age in the NFL?

I just want to know if putting in hard work, man hours and having the pro mindset will be amount to something, or should I just enjoy the ability to play at the collegiate level and leave it at that?

By ehsehs — On Feb 07, 2012

I am 15 years old and I am going to school next year. I'm going to sixth form. I want to be a football player in my future. I am very good at football and I really like football. What do I need to do to be a football player?

By anon245364 — On Feb 05, 2012

I'm 18, I'm 5'11 and really fast. I was wondering if anyone knew of a league for 18 year olds. I know there are semi-pro leagues, but besides that, are there any?

By anon241874 — On Jan 20, 2012

My name is Zack. I weigh 188 pounds and I run my forty in 4.8 but my coach puts me at lineman. I bench 215, squat 315, and i clean 230 and I'm a ninth grader. Is that good?

By anon239373 — On Jan 09, 2012

I'm 17 and I'm a senior in high school but I live in a very, very small town and we have no football anywhere around here and football is my dream and passion and I have the skill for it and I'm willing to work for it. The problem is my grades are too low for college and it's too late to bring them up so what do I do?

By anon221059 — On Oct 10, 2011

I'm 13 years old and I weigh 210 pounds and I'm a seventh grader in middle school.

I want some advice from someone because all my teachers and friends tell me I should try out for football and i would appreciate you guys' opinion about it.

By anon212345 — On Sep 06, 2011

My name is Kevin. I'm 15 and a junior in high school. I am 5'10 and 160 lbs. I am playing football for the first time. I got bumped down from varsity to junior varsity so the coach can develop my skills and give me more playing time. I bench 180 lbs, squat 300 lbs, deadlift 250 lbs, I run a 4.7 and I play cornerback and receiver on Varsity. But my position might be changed on jv due to my size compared to the other players.

By anon209181 — On Aug 25, 2011

Young kids, don't worry about the NFL. Worry about getting your game together for high school. Take football seriously in high school. It will make your life a lot better if you have a scholarship and you won't have to walk on to a football team and wait to play with them. Anyway, unless you're at least 15 years old, focus on training your core and speed. Look up core exercises and do them two times a week. Do sprints from 20 yards, practicing coming out of the "40 yard dash" three point stance, as you will be timed out from high school up and it wouldn't hurt to already have great form for your 40 by the time you're that old. Also do pyramid sprints, do two or three 40-yard sprints, two or three at 60, two or three at 80 and two or three at 100. Oonce you can run those at full speed, move up to 200 then after a while, 300 meters. I wouldn't do more than that for speed training. I think 400 meters really won't help your top speed for 40 yards.

Also do plyos two times a week and eat right. Don't eat a lot of junk food or drink a lot of pop. Water and rest are your best friends, and so is protein after a workout. If you do a lot of plyos on one day, take two days off before doing plyos again. You can still run on the off days; I just wouldn't do too much and get protein in your body every day.

Kids at least 15 should focus on lifting with max explosion on every rep. Every time you lift, you lift as fast and explosively or even faster than the rep before. If you start to slow, stop and wait for the next set. Always do a couple of explosive jumps in between each set of leg workouts to train muscle memory, so you'll be getting great results out your workouts. Do burnout sets at the end of your workouts. Training is important but do not over train! The guy who has a great day of plyos and sprints two times a week is going to get better results than the guy who does the same workout every day. It sounds crazy, but resting your body, stretching and getting the right amount of protein in your body at the right times gives you the results you want.

Just never give up on your dreams. If you want to make it, just push yourself, but be smart doing it! A positive attitude and work ethic can take you far in football, but if you want to be the best, you have to make sacrifices. Eat right, don't drink and party, work hard, keep your mind right and positive. Don't ever give up on your dreams.

By anon206025 — On Aug 15, 2011

I like football very much because when I was 10 years old I played baseball and was not so good. Then I tried football. Football became my passion and I don't want to lose it. If I become a football player, then I will be happy, happy, happy. To become a footballer I practice for days continuously and now I'm on the football team for kaintal school in the under 14 group.

By willecee2 — On Aug 09, 2011

@anon22168: yes you can.

By willecee2 — On Aug 09, 2011

The most important thing you need to develop is a strong mind and will to compete -- not even the will to win, but if you have a competitor’s spirit you will inevitably win. Training is very important but I’m sure you have seen the movie “Little Giants,” where all-pro DT Steve Emtman says football is 20 percent physical and 80 percent mental, and it is true. You can have all the skills in the world, but if you don’t have the work ethic and most important, the right mental attitude, skills won’t help. Anyone can play in the NFL. It takes some luck and a lot of hard work and hours, but the most important thing that comes to mind when I read some of these posts for the younger kids is they should concentrate on developing a winning attitude because it will make overcoming failures and setbacks much easier, because those are going to happen along the way.

Right now, for some of you younger athletes the important thing is the time you are creating habits. You want to develop good habits. I went to college at the University of Washington, played for the Seahawks and played AFL. Good habits are crucial because those things are what you will go to when the going gets tough. So for example: WR: Always lock the ball into the tuck. Tell yourself that every time you catch the ball, whether you see laces or nothing at all. RB: Always carry the ball high and tight on every run. QB: The most important thing is getting the snap. Stay in there under the center and make sure you get the ball, etc. Among other things, these are just examples of good habits. I’m sure your coaches preach them to you daily and you should listen and practice them. So for those who are in the dark, I would have to say the three most important things that helped me were:

1. Work ethic: practice, practice, practice, Lift, work out, eat right, work, work, work.

2 .Good habits on and off the field, like grades and choosing the right people to hang out with. Stay focused. Don’t let girls or friends get in the way of your dream.

3 .Concentration/focus: You must be able to “be there,” which means when you’re doing something, do it with your whole self. Don’t let your mind wonder.

Long post short: Any one of you who posted on here can go to the NFL. You just have to work and stay focused. I wasn’t the biggest fastest or strongest but I had faith in the work that I put in and knew in my mind I could do it. The only reason I feel I’m still not playing is my mental approach to the game wavered. I still have all the tools, but mentally, I’m not into it anymore. Don’t get me wrong: I love the game, but I want to focus on coaching now, but with all the tools I had, when my mind wavered, so did my performance. Your mind and your body go hand in hand. If you think you can do something you can, but, but, but, but you must put the work in. Good luck.

By anon203872 — On Aug 07, 2011

Over half of you people posting this stuff are lying. Look, first off, I guarantee over half of you lied about your 40s and the other half lied about the lifting part.

I'm not saying I'm perfect, because I'm not. When I was in high school, I didn't play or practice like I should have. Instead of football, I was worried about baseball or girls. Granted, I got a baseball scholarship but I got hurt so now I'm turning to football.

I'm going to play for a semi pro team next summer and I'm not some guy that is completely ripped out of his mind. I'm 19, 6 feet tall and weigh between 235-245. I run about a mid 4.6- low 4.7 and I have a speed program I'm about to start once my back fractures heal, to get down to hopefully a mid 4.5 by april and hopefully weigh about 235. I'm an OLB and a TE.

The first step you all need to do is quit lying to yourselves then put in the work to get where you want. Telling stories over the internet will never get you anywhere.

By anon202851 — On Aug 03, 2011

I'm in the 8th grade and i run a 4.89 in my 40, i play cornerback and I've started at this since i was in the fourth grade. A lot of people call me shut down and very physical. do you think i have what it takes to play in the NFL? and I've also had a lot of pro training and help with technique from people like rodney harrison, steve atwater, and ray buchanan.

By alexx7 — On Jul 14, 2011

I'm 5-0 and I'm in the seventh grade and I weigh 82 pounds.

I have aspirations of going to the nfl. I play cornerback and wide receiver. I run my 40 in 4.85 and people always tell me I'm a great player and I'm very competitive but that really doesn't get me excited, because I have fast metabolism and I'm very skinny and the nfl won't take skinny players.

By anon194722 — On Jul 09, 2011

i like football very much and i like to play it, truly, and the love of football is from my heart. it is the way of friendship but i know football. i am 13 and in year eight.

By anon187526 — On Jun 17, 2011

im 16, 5'9' 165 pounds. i ran the 40 in 4.5 seconds, bench 250, squat 315. I'm a quarterback and im moving into a different school my junior year. what should i do to keep the coaches looking at me?

By anon185400 — On Jun 11, 2011

I am an 16 year old norwegian guy who badly wants to play american football. unfortunately Norway almost doesn't have any teams, nothing near my town anyway. I've never played in real games but i train by myself a lot to become a great athlete and be prepared to play football. i

am moving to the states next year where i am going to go to school. is there any chance for me to get on a team? or to attend a summer camp? I'm white, 6 foot tall, my weight is 165 pounds and i bench my own weight. what position is good for me?

By anon177581 — On May 18, 2011

I am 12 hoping to go to the NFL to become a wide receiver. My size is fine for the NFL (6'1" and 175 lbs.) but i need to work on tackling, any tips?

By bigmike123 — On May 15, 2011

I'm 12 years old and in the sixth grade. i weigh 105 pounds and can bench 80 pounds and want to be in the nfl. any suggestions?

By anon175713 — On May 13, 2011

if you're not yet a freshman in high school, you have no need to be worrying about any of that. once you become a freshman football player in high school, that's when i advise you to start stretching hardcore, along with lifting harder.

By anon173322 — On May 06, 2011

i am 13 and weigh 110 pounds. i play running back and wide receiver and wish to play in the nfl. any tips on getting bigger?

By anon169318 — On Apr 20, 2011

I'm a seventh grader. i weigh 127 lbs and I'm 5'5. I bench 110 and squat 175. I ran a 40 yd dash in 5.50. I'm #84 and i play wide receiver and outside linebacker. How can i get even better at catching the ball if our team's QB throws the ball to the ground just about every time?

By anon162763 — On Mar 24, 2011

I'm 15 years old, I'm 6'1 and weigh 182 pounds. i play inside linebacker. i bench 235 pounds, squat 280 pounds. i practice every day with my friends. I'm also in ninth grade, but would like to know how much i should be benching right now?

By anon161229 — On Mar 18, 2011

I'm in 8th grade and I'm 5'9 and 165. it was just my very first year of playing football and i started at corner back and outside linebacker. i run a 4.9 40 yard dash and bench 210. with hard work do you guys think I'll be able to go pro?

By anon155787 — On Feb 24, 2011

My name is Andrey, I am 13 years old. I live in Russia and play american football as an amateur since there are no professional clubs here. I play line backer and I don't want to brag, but most people consider me pretty good. I play with 18 year olds. I am 1.80 meters tall and am 85 kilos(187 lbs). Any suggestions on how to train guys? Thanks!

By anon153995 — On Feb 19, 2011

Any of the posters on this topic from Australia should try to find their local team to get started. It would help to get some experience, some film of your skills and work from there. It isn't an easy road from overseas to college football, let alone the NFL, but there are some people in Australia who have been coaching guys who are now in college. In QLD alone there are 4 or 5 players who have gone on to college in the past year. Honestly, find your local team and get involved.

By anon152336 — On Feb 13, 2011

I'm 5"5 127 pounds and play running back. i want to know what i should do to be an nfl caliber rb. how much should hit the gym and how much should i work? suggestions are very appreciated.

By anon151882 — On Feb 11, 2011

I'm 14 years old, 123 pounds, I'm 5'7 and in 9th grade. does weight lifting stunt your growth cause i want to get bigger and then join my high school football team. I'm hoping to go into college football and then into the NFL. Can i get any advice?

By garycole — On Feb 11, 2011

players need with the following qualities: strong physical attributes, speed, stamina, agility, strength.

Have high mental attributes: anticipation, bravery, composure, concentration, creativity/play maker, decisions, determination, flair, and a good attitude on and off the pitch.

By anon151105 — On Feb 09, 2011

i want to become a football player but my high school doesn't have a football team but if i start out at college, would i get picked for the team? and i want to know which college should i got to in new york.

By anon150092 — On Feb 06, 2011

i weigh 307 pounds i am 17 and i am 6 foot 4. i haven't played football since 6th grade. I'm not sure if i should play my senior year

By anon150091 — On Feb 06, 2011

i just finished my first year of football and i was mostly defensive tackle, center, linebacker, and left defensive tackle, and i loved it, but I've always wanted to be halfback and i asked my coach and he said i just needed to get a little bit faster.

I just want tips to be a good halfback. my football teammates said i could be halfback too but i just need to get faster and i just want to know how can i improve my speed?

By anon148929 — On Feb 02, 2011

my name is jake, and I'm 15 years old. I've been playing football since i was in the fourth grade.

i have a lot of knowledge of the sport. I'm a sophomore in high school and made the varsity football team. i have a passion for the sport, if I'm not playing it. I'm thinking about it. i attend several football camps to improve my skills.

I'm able to bench press 200 lbs and max out at 275lbs. i weigh 169 lbs, and my height is 5'9. i work out all year long. the way i think about it is 'if your not training like the best, then obviously you aren't the best and never will be if you don't try' I'm also able to leg press 315 lbs. The position i play is outside linebacker, I'm very good at it and i make the grades so i can continue to play the sport until i graduate and hopefully go to a good college and play there.

By maroonhero7 — On Jan 31, 2011

my name is dustin. I'm from perry and i want to play college ball and nfl ball and I'm 14. i have big goals for nfl, super bowls and pro bowls.

By anon147279 — On Jan 28, 2011

My name is Harry, I live in Australia and am 13 years old, 5'4 and 118 lbs (54 kg). I support the houston Texans and my favorite player is Andre Johnson. I wish to be a Cornerback or wide receiver (Wide-out) in the NFL but i don't know if I should move to the U.S. soon and play high school football or stay here and then go to college.

By anon146178 — On Jan 25, 2011

Hi,my name is Johan and I am a south-african. I currently play 8th man for a Super 16 rugby school. I average about 18-35 tackles per game. I'm 18 years old,223 pounds,6'4,11.49s 100m time and 4.51 40 yard time.I am a great athlete and I competed in SA's Top 20 athletic competition.

I'm moving to the states in march 2011 and want to play football and hopefully progress to the NFL. I have a passion for the game and understand the rules. I have good knowledge of defensive schemes like the 3-4 (Steelers) and the 4-3 (used by most of the NFL's teams). Will be great at man coverage and zone coverage. I have very good agility and have a 39 inch vertical jump. If anybody can give me advice on what to do I will be very thankful.

By anon143255 — On Jan 15, 2011

i am 13 year old asian, still in seventh grade. 5'11 and i weigh 163. i play tide end. linebacker and right tackle. i average 15-20 tackles per game and i want to be a running back next year. any tips?

By anon142385 — On Jan 13, 2011

I am currently 15 and live in Australia. I have played rugby for seven years and have competed at national level for the age above. I am 6'1 and 188 pounds. Have also competed at nationals in athletics in the 4*100m sprint,high jump long jump and shot put. I have a max bench of 255 lbs, run the 40 in 4.5 and have a 32inch vertical. I am on a junior contract at a professional rugby club for next 1.5 years yet have a passion for american football.

I am looking at the possibility of potentially playing college football in the states and have an excellent understanding of the game and rules. Any advice?

By anon141124 — On Jan 09, 2011

I'm 14, will be 15 by next season. I weigh 150 I'm 5'11' I'm a great running back and a good receiver. I play ROLB and have an average of 10 tackles per game with 200 yards rushing and 50-100 yards receiving. I want to play in the pros but at least play D2 college. If I keep improving the way I am now I would be able to make D1. From MN and would like to play for Iowa.

By rayquan — On Jan 06, 2011

I'm rayquan. I'm going make this simple. I want to be a professional football player but I'm in bermuda. i have to play rugby because that's all we have. I'm for real. This is my life. i need a shot at this so please help me with it any scouts.

By anon137754 — On Dec 29, 2010

I'm Chance, I'm 14 years old and weigh about 230. I am currently in the eighth grade and play offensive and defensive line. I move from position to position, wherever needed, but my specialty is center and long snapper. I am the first lineman my coach has ever given the MVP award to in his roughly 30-40 years. I average a 3.9 gpa.

I aspire to attend west Virginia university and play football there on scholarships and hopefully go pro. I attend the university's camp every year. I work as hard as I possibly can every time I work out. I also have practiced with my high school team for two years.

If you are reading this and want to make it in the NFL or do anything in life. Don't give up, and push yourself to your fullest potential.

By Marquise44 — On Nov 30, 2010

My name is Marquise. I'm a sophomore and just turned 16 not to long ago. I'm 5'8 and 180 lbs. I bench 275, powerclean 240, and squat 405. And I run a 4.6 40. I stay pretty fit.

I've been playing football for almost 11 years. And I've been at the same positions since I started in little league football. Half-back and Middle line-backer. And I've played full-back a few times also. I've been in love with football ever since i started from day one. I've been working hard all my life to go pro. And I'm not going to stop trying just because I don't think I'll get spotted. I love to hit and truck people. It's my specialty. I'm not trying to sound over confident but it's why they put me in my positions. I go to paulding county high school. And the reason I don't think I'll make it is because our high school team isn't the greatest. I'm afraid I won't be spotted. They're a few kids that have talent out here but not many people go anywhere out here.

By anon130237 — On Nov 27, 2010

My name is Mike, and I'm 14. Weighing 102 the last time i check with my doctor. When i was growing up i wanted to play soccer all my life. But when i saw a game of NFL on TV, I just loved how to tackle and run the ball. Seeing those big guys. It was a game between the vikings and some team i don't remember.

But when i saw the game it changed my whole mind. I started telling my friend how i want to be a football player when i didn't even know how to play it. I told them i would be the best football player and they laugh at me. Even my cousin laugh at me.

There's this my teacher that was a high school quarterback. He ask me if i know how to tackle good i said no and he ask me what position do you play? i told him running back. he give me advice. he said i should do 100 push-ups and 50 sit-ups every night. And i really want to be a pro running back. do i do what he said? I am in high school, and i missed my freshman year to play football, but I'm going for the rest of the other years.

By anon129748 — On Nov 25, 2010

I train hard. you can't just show up you've got to bring it. when it comes down to it, it's all heart. during the game. I don't care how much you bench or squat. is that going to mean everything. no you've got to want it. if you have the right mentality you can make it.

By anon127638 — On Nov 16, 2010

I am 16 years old and 6'1 and weigh 200 pounds. I bench 250lbs and squat 500. I am a sophomore now. I have wrestled for nine years and played football for two. I started tight end my first year and started defensive end my second year. I just got released from the doctors for possible brain aneurysms. Any tips on how to become better?

By anon127255 — On Nov 15, 2010

My name is Eustus, i attend Chesapeake High School, home of the Chesapeake Bayhawks. I am a sophomore there and my dream is to be in the NFL. I play wide receiver on offense and cornerback on defense.

I am considered a good player although i a m trying to be one of the best. I work out three times a week and i play organized football whenever i don't have a game.

I am 5'10" and i weigh 125 pounds. Even in my small weight i am the second fastest person on the whole team roster and i can hit hard and can take a hit. I have been playing football for six years now.

I can't wait until the next season to play again and then my hopes are to be recruited by West Virginia Mountaineers in my junior or senior year. I always watch football, watch the plays and understand the plays. My dream is to become like my inspiration DeSean Jackson #10 on the Eagles. Thank you.

By anon126675 — On Nov 13, 2010

I'm 12. I'm 5'9 weigh 175 pounds. My goal and dream is for the NFL. I work out every day.

By anon124001 — On Nov 04, 2010

My name is Nick. I live in Nova Scotia, Canada. I have never played football. (not offered in my town). I did, however, play basketball in high school and at the top level (division 2) for my school. Played one year in college. I am 27 now. And i really think i could do well playing football given my god given size alone.

I am 6'8" tall and as of right now i am 367 lbs. no idea what i can bench (don't care either). i could run far enough to crush someone off the line. And i played hockey for 13 years. So i know how to take and give a hit! I love being aggressive and defense was my forte in basketball.

but that's enough about me. Hope someone sees this and checks me out.

By anon122182 — On Oct 27, 2010

I'm Mohamed from Australia and I am 12 years of age and I love nfl. I'm a mad punter. i know how to punt it and my average punt is about 30 meters in length and height at least 20 meters. i wanted to know if i could become an NFL player from here and how.

By anon120387 — On Oct 20, 2010

my name is thomas c. i am a freshman at in south bend indiana. I'm a true freshman so scouts look out for me! the future is ours. i have some highlights online so see me!

By anon116494 — On Oct 06, 2010

I am 15 years old I'm 5'7 144 pounds. I play as any linebacker. I love football to the max. My inspirations are ray lewis Darren sproiles and Maurice jones-drew.

By anon113930 — On Sep 26, 2010

good luck to you all. my son is in football only kid to play offense and defense. He averages three sacks every game .

By nisaia — On Sep 21, 2010

I understand it is recommendable to play in high school if I want to start a career as football player. But what if I come from another country? Can I apply through the local football club? If not, where could I go for information on how to start such a career being already very experienced in my country? Your help is much appreciated. Nick

By Che Guverra — On Sep 01, 2010

I started to play football at the age of 15.

i practice every day, morning and evening. can i become a pro football player?

By anon107843 — On Aug 31, 2010

my name's robby. I'm a senior this year. i weigh 185 and I'm 6'0. i can play just about any position. i love football and it's my life.

my dream was always to be in the nfl. i went out for football in 11th grade but was to busy to stay on the team. this year i was going to join but my mom got leukemia and i did the right thing and am taking care of her.

i definitely have what it takes to play and now I'm going to try and play in college and see if i can make it in the nfl. after one practice as outside linebacker and wide receiver my coach told me right away that i was something special. I'm going to prove him right.

By anon107106 — On Aug 28, 2010

i just turned 15 and i play soccer for my high school i recently got into field goal kicking and started of at the extra point but now i can hit about 43 yards accurately and i am was told that i have a very good chance to make something out of myself. let me know. -John

By anon106914 — On Aug 27, 2010

My name is Fredrick and i am an all american wide receiver, who was just recruited by the Jacksonville Jaguars as a free agent after the draft.

The best advice i can give you kids here is don't give up, push yourself to the limits and remember the important of analytic aptitude. To become a player at the highest level, you have to watch hundreds of hours of play and have the ability to react and deal with a myriad of situations. Good luck to you all.

By anon101932 — On Aug 05, 2010

I am 14 and love playing football! Football is my life. i am a freshman on varsity, and believe it or not, i am only 5'. but i can run the forty in 4.9, and i can truck anyone who gets in my way. I'd say just work out and build muscle.

By anon99295 — On Jul 26, 2010

I'm 21 and I have a ged. I run a 4.6 in a 40 yard dash, I am very agile and I am very good at receiving. I have 10 inch hands. I'm asian, about 5'10 135 I can chuck an nfl ball about 50 yards, 40 very accurate. when I throw the ball it whistles with velocity. I have talent. I can block and run in for a blitz and I can support the run. How do I get started to becoming a pro.

By anon99275 — On Jul 25, 2010

i am 14, 280 pounds and 6'3". I play offensive tackle, defensive nose and going to be rotating for running back. i play triple a football along with my high school team and i attend foot ball training. i work out every morning at 3-7. i can bench about 200 and squat about 500. i really want to get a scholarship to a successful university with a successful football team. the only thing that challenges my is my school work. i must maintain good school marks/grades to achieve this goal. tip to all football athletes. try to participate in as many football activities as possible. because you learn more about the game, and become better at it. also working out is a must.

By anon98750 — On Jul 24, 2010

it's all about standing out in high school and college. if you're lucky enough to get to college but it's all based on drafts so don't count on it.

By anon98306 — On Jul 22, 2010

My name is jake and my whole life my speed has held me back from being the best i can be. I play running back for my middle school team and I've started in the backfield in the past, but i had to hear from voices behind me that I won't be anything because of my speed.

Although my dad (a very critical guy) has told me I need to get quicker more than being fast. I run a 40 yd dash in 6.4. I know that isn't very fast, but i want to get faster. My dad has tried telling me things to do that are very unhelpful and I've been trying it for a month without any effect. I just want to know what i can do to be faster.

Thanks, Jake

By anon93742 — On Jul 05, 2010

I'm 14 years old. i play football in canada. it's the highest level that anyone can play in canada besides provencials and i can't do that till I'm 15. i run the 40 yard dash in 5.2 seconds. i am 5"10 and 160 pounds. I can bench 150 and squat 250. I play wide receiver (slot-back) and my vertical is 35. i have a 5 minute mile. I'm thinking of going to the states for my senior year of high school to get scouted for at least D2 skill. How can i do this?

By Ernie199429 — On Jun 20, 2010

my name is sekani. i am 16 years old and my goal is to play in the NFL. i might be moving to the us next year so i'll be in senior year and I am wondering how to get on the football team because i play a little bit of it in england and I'm really fast and i have an incredible vertical jump.

By anon89545 — On Jun 10, 2010

I'm jared from mississippi. I'm 6'2, 245 lbs and I'm going into ninth grade. So far we had our spring game and they started me at nose guard and left tackle on offense. It's a very big step from eighth grade to high school for any of you on here who have not yet reached high school.

i only bench 210 and squat 315 but I'm working on becoming a lot stronger and I'm progressing quickly. i work my hardest and the coaches love me for the hard work i put in, and i have that dream of being an nfl player.

By anon89390 — On Jun 10, 2010

I'm am a incoming sophomore who has a chance to be on varsity next year. There is a senior and junior ahead of me. I have the skill to beat them out but not much confidence if i mess up one play. I'm 5'10" 180 QB. I have good arm strength and i run a 4.57 40. I really think my senior year scouts will be looking at me and might have my shot from there.

By anon89091 — On Jun 08, 2010

My name is coley P. I'm 21 years old and i believe i would have a great chance to be picked to be the next person to get drafted into the nfl.

I'm 6'1 and i do extreme workouts for at least five to six hours a day in the gym. i push myself even when my body gives up and i can barely move.

I'm going to go pro one day. I've played football all my life.

By anon88796 — On Jun 07, 2010

I'm 13 years old and I have been playing football for Mt. Blue in Maine ever since I was nine years old. I am 5 foot 2 and my top speed write now is 27 mph. I play middle line backer, punter, kicker, full back, running back, wide receiver and corner back. My whole life is based on football and my one and only dream is to be a NFL football player. My name is Dominick E.

By Montel Mckenzie — On Jun 06, 2010

I love sports -- mostly basketball and football. I've wanted to be a basketball player since i was really young and i know have a passion for football. I don't play football as much as basketball but I'll start playing equally and start working out.

I have high hopes of becoming a pro during high school and college. I would like to play as a WR and be the next Mckenzie. I love the Saints and they're my city team.

By anon88479 — On Jun 05, 2010

The reality is that not that many people make it to the NFL from each college every year.

There are fewer than 500 drafted and some undrafted free-agents are signed. One-fourth or more of the players drafted are cut, if not in the first year, then in the first three years.

All that being said, playing one year in the NFL or getting signed and being on a team for a year would be worth all of the hard work and sweat to me, because it is my favorite thing in the world and it's more money than I'm making now.

There is always time in life to pursue other careers and if you're going to college and playing football you're already preparing yourself in you football future as well as a long-term career.

Now one thing that I wish someone told me is: never let anyone tell you that you can't do something. Get a poster or two of some of your favorite quotes in your room. Always be working harder than your opponent because he might possibly be working at his hardest.

Love the game, love the gym, love the field. There's a reason why people talk about leaving your heart out on the field, because if you truly love the game and everything that goes along with it, and just give it all of your heart, you will be successful and make it to the highest level of your dreams.

One more thing: you can't ever let anything or anyone get in your way. If there is some kind of negative influence in your life, that's when you work twice as hard on and off the field to show that negative influence the man that you are. There will be some kind of negative influence, because there always is wherever you go.

Lastly, make friends with your teammates and coaches. Don't kiss up but make it so you always want to be around them. This way it will always be a positive experience. If you hate a particular coach, work it out, move on to another school -- do whatever you have to do.

Never give up and always perform to the best of your ability.

Practice like a pro all the way through and you'll end up playing like a pro.

By anon87969 — On Jun 02, 2010

My son is a natural football player who hasn't played in a few years because of a new found interest in basketball. Perhaps it is a size issue. How can I get him to get back involved in a sport where he has natural God given talent? Help!

By anon87917 — On Jun 02, 2010

I'm 13 years old and I have been playing football for Mt. Blue in Maine ever since I was nine years old I am 5 foot 2 and my top speed write now is 27 mph. I play Middle line backer, punter, kicker, full back, running back, wide receiver and Corner back. My whole life is based on football and my one and only dream is to be a NFL football player.

By anon87596 — On May 31, 2010

i am 6 foot 4 240lbs and i run 4.20 in the forty and have all my school records for wide receiver and safety.

By anon86365 — On May 24, 2010

My name is Chris B. if you want to see what it takes to play in the NFL or a D1 college, look me up online for videos. I'm a graduating senior and I'm going to UVA [Virgina Cavs] on a full ride. I'm serious. look me up.

By anon82159 — On May 04, 2010

i want to become a better qb but people say i am not good enough.

By anon81083 — On Apr 29, 2010

I'm a freshman at a small 2A school in Eustace texas, I'm 5'9 and i weigh about 130 lbs. I play defensive end but everybody doubts me because I'm skinny, but really i dominated the line in JV football. Our team doesn't win a lot but we are good enough to at least make the playoffs. This will be our first year as a 2A school coming down from 3A, we did good, so I think we will dominate the smaller schools.

By anon80839 — On Apr 28, 2010

i am a wide receiver #84. i am 15 and 5.11 I'm not done growing an i play varsity football but i am only a freshman. i will play in the NFL. Stats: 37 receptions and 410 yards and i have a 3.5 gpa.

By anon79476 — On Apr 22, 2010

Wow, after reading all this, I feel like I am a little too late. I'm 24 years old and just graduated college becoming a cop but football is always on my mind. All i want to do is be a football player. High school or college didn't have a team. Played football every weekend. Is there anything possible at all for me?

By anon79101 — On Apr 21, 2010

all right, in all honesty, there are a lot of people who have potential to be a pro football player, but the biggest problem nowadays is exactly like no. 100 says: a lot of people rely on skill and talent. No, that doesn't cut it -- plus it all starts in high school and college. You have to make a name for your self and stand out. but for pro football it's all about going to college after high school.

By anon78729 — On Apr 19, 2010

I am 14, 6'2" and 220. I am in eighth grade and I want to go pro. I love to play D-line and any running position. When I played 7th grade football and was center, second string fullback, kicker, nose tackle, and middle linebacker.

I want to know with my size and considering I live in Cody Wy, if I even have the slightest chance of getting drafted if I pick up some more muscle and skill.

I also have grown 2 inches every year in middle school, so I am still growing. Football is my passion and I will always work harder and harder. I want to be the best.

By anon78261 — On Apr 17, 2010

Dude, every single person on this list thinks they will go pro but i really doubt that. i guarantee none of you train hard enough, or have the natural ability. Sorry. Norton, no. 49.

By anon78177 — On Apr 17, 2010

My name is johnte'. I've always played football with my friends and tried to work out as hard as i can every day. If not every day, every other day.

I'm 5'9 weighing 140 and I've never been able to play football at my schools because of certain issues, but i want to play at Northwest community college and my passion is defense at DB position. A lot of people doubt that i can do it because I've never played football on a real team but i believe i can.

By anon78043 — On Apr 16, 2010

I am chance. i am 14 and i love football. i play defensive end and i destroy anything in my way and i am in eighth grade and i am going to be training all summer.

By anon77847 — On Apr 15, 2010

I am 14. I play middle linebacker i am 5'5 and 135 i want to go to the NFL and i am in eighth grade. i will work out and am training this summer.

By anon75015 — On Apr 05, 2010

My name is jacontio, but you could call me busta. i love football, and I'm good. i play free safety. I'm about 5"9 and weigh 157 pounds. I'm only a freshman.

By anon74393 — On Apr 01, 2010

I'm a sophomore, 6'3 270 i play dt and or and i am pretty good and i want to get noticed. i dominated football this but i live in canada. how do i get noticed?

By anon72694 — On Mar 24, 2010

i am alpha. I love football. that's why i want to become a footballer and go to college. i am 16 years old and people think everyone plays football because of the money, but me, i play football because it's a passion, if you know what i mean. so can people help me how to become footballer to prove my family wrong? peace. may god help us all, and bless us. Amen.

By anon71819 — On Mar 20, 2010

it's my dream to be a football player as c.ronaldo. I dream all the time. i wish one day i play in uefa champions league its my dream. i don't have anything to say. i have the dream. i don't want to be a player to get money. no no. i don't want any money. i just want to play one match in uefa champions league. it's my dream.

By anon71760 — On Mar 19, 2010

I am mike. i want to a be professional footballer and i do have adviser or helper. what will i do about my dreams.

By anon70788 — On Mar 16, 2010

My name Raheim and i go to Shelby high school, in North Carolina. I play FS, Wr, QB. I'm 15 years old, 185 pounds and 6'2. I run 4.54 forty. i have a 3.3 GPA and i'm wondering how come i become a pro football player.

By anon70669 — On Mar 15, 2010

my name is Terrance and i live in greenville, north carolina and i love football. i'm 12 years old and i've played football for seven years. i'm wr/rb/cb/lb and many more. i want to play pro football and i'm asking you because i want to get better. so tell me if you got anything to help.

By anon70378 — On Mar 14, 2010

I'm 13 and live in australia. i love football and practice at it every day but i don't know how to go pro from australia. I thought i could go on exchange for a year in year 10 maybe year 11 as well and try get noticed by a scout and go from there.

I'm about 5"6 now, strong and fast i run 40 in 4.67 (only 13). anyone have any ideas how to go pro from australia and if my idea will work?

By anon70281 — On Mar 13, 2010

i'm karam diab from lebanon. i like football very much but the problem is there are no camps here. i want any coach to discover my skills but i don't know what to do. can anyone help me please? thanks .

By anon70160 — On Mar 12, 2010

I am really a short person but my mom won't let me play football for anything because i have a broken knee cap.

By anon69991 — On Mar 11, 2010

I'm a junior at Plainwell high school and would love for a chance for a scout to come to our school, and if by chance a scout reads this drop by. chances are I'm in the weight room five days a week sometimes six, but I'm ready for anything that comes my way.

By anon68251 — On Mar 01, 2010

I am a kid who has the dream of playing football. i am working hard for it. I am the hardest hitter you will see in 1,000,000 years. i am a DE/OLB but my coach puts me at a position that does not fit my potential. i won't reach pro at OT/DT.

By anon67786 — On Feb 26, 2010

I am the best you will ever see. Period. I will face any team, anytime and anywhere!! Bring me some competition. I am a RB, TE, MLB. I can run my 40 in 4.83 secs. I'm a really hard hitter and I'll beat anyone, anytime.

By anon67335 — On Feb 24, 2010

I am a 15 teen year old 9th grader at Hogan Prep, and i play WR, CB and when I grow up i want to be just like Desean Jackson. He's fast and i want to be just like him. Jamal S.

By anon67203 — On Feb 23, 2010

i live in cali im a sophemore i weigh 175 and run a 4.5 40 but my main advantage is my strength and hitting power. I've played football for 9 years and start at runningback and middle linebacker..and i just wanted to tell everyone that you don't always get recognized and its more like acting than people think..and the best way to get to the next level is to have your coach really working hard with scouts to get you the best offer.

By anon66255 — On Feb 18, 2010

i am 15 and looking for ways to work out and play football better. i was out for a year because i have a back problem that is called sherman's disease. i have been doing personal training and trying to get my game back together.

By anon65880 — On Feb 16, 2010

i am 16. i run a 4.5 in high school football and track and i'm seeking out a team that i can play with. i live in texas in mesquite and I've got big plans in the life of football.

By anon65036 — On Feb 10, 2010

My name is Steven. i played up this year for Greece Athena Trojans in New york. I am in eighth grade and i play WR, CB and TE but i am kind of on the short side but i work out almost every day. I am a hard worker on and off the field and will go up against any odds to become an nfl player.

Do you have any tips for me to become a better player? If you have any information i would appreciate it if you could give any acknowledgement to me. thank you!

By anon63928 — On Feb 04, 2010

i'm 5'10 175lbs i play RB and i run a 4.5 forty and i truck harder than anyone on my team. we went to state playoffs last year. i have Notre Dame and the Fighting Illini lookin at me. i also plan to play pro ball. i live in the state of ohio. But i'm a beast.

By anon63915 — On Feb 04, 2010

i really love to play football because i'm so good. I'll play football next year so tell me how i can become the pro football player.

By anon63375 — On Feb 01, 2010

I'm shyekee. i love football and i want to be a professional football player.

By anon62614 — On Jan 27, 2010

i am a good football player. i play for a team and i was named the mvp a lot of time. please how do i come a professional football player? i am very good.

By anon62454 — On Jan 26, 2010

I'm 16. I'm a sophomore. I run a 40 in 3.83 and I play running back and can truck. I just don't think I am tall enough to be a good player. I'm only 5'7". I average 1,870 yards a season. Just don't think I can play pro. People keep telling me high school ball is easy and I don't know how big I need to be to be a good player.

By anon61356 — On Jan 19, 2010

Football is all about effort. If you put in an honest effort, and know that you put forth your best effort possible then people will start noticing you, and will eventually give you tips and extra training on how to be the best you can possibly be!

By anon59119 — On Jan 06, 2010

I love football. i play it everyday and practice hard and have a passion for the game. but i am in a team who doesn't really get noticed by scouts or anything. what should i do?

By anon59021 — On Jan 05, 2010

i am a junior, 6'1, and i play quarterback but my sophomore year i didn't play until spring and my junior i got injured in practice.

now we're starting spring again and i want to know if i do well in my spring game and go to camps in the summer like im planning on going to the fiu football and then enter my season as senior and do really good, do you think i get scouted by a college?

By anon58851 — On Jan 04, 2010

Im 16 and a sophomore and i just started playing football when i became a freshman. i play receiver and free safety. i weigh 159. I want to go pro and even though i started i late i think i can make it, but i need help because my coaches said I'm getting better, but i know i need more work. what can i do?

By anon58847 — On Jan 04, 2010

I see all the football games and I play football, too. I love it. I'm a rb and I like to make lots of points in one game. that's what I really do most of the time. I even like to get hit but when I do I jump up. I'm 15 and I weigh 157 and mostly no fat and I run like no one you ever seen and I want to be a pro football player when I get older.

By Amal — On Jan 04, 2010

I love the game. I'm 13 years old 5'11 and in the seventh grade. My boys and I won the National Championship this year at Disney wide world of sports! I play for the New Jersey Giants pop warner junior midgets. Any tips on being one of the best middle line backers, let me know. thanks amal

By anon58585 — On Jan 03, 2010

i am 15, a freshman and weigh 185 and run a 4.7 40 and play linebacker and safety. i love to hit people hard and i'm not scared of hitting. i keep up my grades and i really want to go pro. any tips?

By anon58494 — On Jan 02, 2010

you got to put in the extra training.

By anon57868 — On Dec 28, 2009

I'm 11 and play as GK and desperately want to be a pro. My friends say I'm pretty good so i want to bring that skill into a professional match when I'm older. Do you have any tips?

Thanks a lot, Magnus, Scotland

By anon57867 — On Dec 28, 2009

I'm a goalkeeper and i desperately want to be a pro. Can you give me some advice?

By anon57281 — On Dec 21, 2009

I'm 14 turning 15 in 2 months. I weigh 136, i play running back and outside linebacker. I'm a freshman and started at Running back,outside linebacker, and was kick returner.

I am not the best running back, but my goal is to become a pro. I'm committing by staying in shape, and staying an honor roll student. School is my first priority, but i want to be recognized by high school coaches. I just don't know what exactly they want from a running back.

I'm a power runner with speed. I can outrun most corners and linebackers. I can also run over people when i need to. Can someone tell me what i need to achieve and reach my desires? Football is my passion, and i hope to have what it takes to become pro. Any ideas on what i need?

By anon56624 — On Dec 16, 2009

im a 6'2 225 pound FB from west virginia and i'm a junior and i have trouble staying in shape. does any one have any advice to help me?

By anon56156 — On Dec 12, 2009

i am 15 and i can be like cristiano ronaldo. i got speed and skill but i want to make it as a professional footballer. i've got the agility, attitude, ability, awareness, attack and achievement.

By anon55953 — On Dec 10, 2009

I am only 11, turning 12 in a month. I am not the hardest hitter on the field but I am most likely the smartest. I read the offense better than a book. I can read the running back by if it is strong right or left.

Like i said, I am not the hardest hitter but I am the smartest. I am trying out for football next year in junior high. I play baseball also but I have my mind set on the greatest thing in my life which is football.

When I am in high school please take a shot at scouting me. I live in Slidell and I am going to Slidell high school. I can play running back too.

I don't go down on any arm tackles and i fight for every yard but I am most likely to be seen playing running back. I make good grades and school first. Take a shot at me. I have a lot of courage in myself. Thank you and i will improve my hitting. Peyton

By anon55579 — On Dec 08, 2009

you guys are fake. No way you can run a 4.1 every time.

By anon55302 — On Dec 06, 2009

I am 13 and want to be like larry fitzgerald.

By anon53220 — On Nov 19, 2009

football is just a great sport whether it's for fun or money. Just play the sport!

By anon51961 — On Nov 10, 2009

i can bench 185 five times and i have a lot of heart. i go to mount pleasant this is from anon51959. -Chris

By anon51959 — On Nov 10, 2009

im 15 i play rb and ss i run my forty in 4.6 seconds.i weigh 140 pounds and have 13 percent body fat. i also wrestle and i was wondering what other qualities i would need to have a chance at playing college football and possibly pro football.

By anon51958 — On Nov 10, 2009

how can i get into the nfl? I'm in high school I'm 15 and play rb, de, kickoff kick return and punt. Now i weigh 174. I'm pretty big but not in the bad way --kevin

By colgate — On Nov 07, 2009

i go to a high school that just tied for first place both a and b. I'm 15 and play LB FB SS and starting but on b team. i have a problem with my weight. i start these positions but i can't seem to get bigger and in the long run others will and nobody wants a small LB, so my question is how can i get bigger and not in the fat way?

By anon51539 — On Nov 06, 2009

i am 12 and play pop warner for vista and want to be on the chargers team.

By anon50580 — On Oct 29, 2009

I Play for a sunday league team called welling united and i am 12 right now and i am going to sporting lisbon when i am 14. i train every single day to become the best and i want to be like Ronaldinho Gaucho.

By anon50387 — On Oct 28, 2009

i am 15 years old and i am a football player in the academy for aspire in qatar and all day i train hard and i train much as i can. my dream is to be like cristiano ronaldo. i don't play football for money. i play because i love football.

By anon49139 — On Oct 17, 2009

i'm rudy i bench 240-260 an i'll put my heart into it

By anon48838 — On Oct 15, 2009

I don't want to jinx anything but remember this name: rajay cooper (future star running back). i'm not going to play this sport for the money. i'm going to do it because i love the sport.

By anon47927 — On Oct 08, 2009

i run a 1.1 40 and bench 370lbs and iam 10 years old! i've been trainning hard every other day!

By anon47620 — On Oct 06, 2009

im better than you all. you all wish you were me. i run 4.1 with a 40-yard dash and bench 370! also average 450 yards a game!im goin pro!

By anon47011 — On Sep 30, 2009

i would like to be a NFL football player. im 12 and in grace seven, so i'm still a bit young, but it's always been my dream. Larry Fitzgerald is the guy who inspires me. i want to be just like him.

By anon46826 — On Sep 29, 2009

I am 16 years old and I really would like to play in the NFL. Remember this name: Lamont. Next year I'm going out for football and I will start.

By anon45291 — On Sep 15, 2009

I am 13 years old and bench 150 for 17 times. I also run a 4.78 40. I need someone to take a chance on me.

By anon43532 — On Aug 30, 2009

I am 6'1, 240 pounds. I bench press 225 for 22 times and run a 4.53 40. I need a team to take a chance on me. I will not let you down.

By anon42624 — On Aug 22, 2009

I believe that any team in the NFL that drafts me will be in contention every year I'm on that team. You won't find a more gifted skilled running back since, Jim Brown. My speed? 4.27 40 with all the moves and heart. Warning, I'm a punishing running back who refuses to run out of bound. I will give you excellent field position on kick-off and punt returns.

My negatives, my size might cause some teams to not give me a chance, but if you give yourself a chance to see me in action, you won't be disappointed. I'm 5'-7" 170lb 23yrs old. Very powerful and can bring it! --Deonte' Peters "Papa"

By iseekit4me — On Aug 20, 2009

I'm 46 years old and I hit the field a few weeks ago, with full gear. My goal was to show that after all the years, after my high school days was that I could still bring it, as a linebacker. I must say that I was a bit tired, but I covered tightends, and hit the hole to stop running backs, wasn't allowed to hit the QB (darn), but the heart to play is there and I wish we older guys had a place to still play full contact football. My size is 6'1, 305 pounds. muscular build with crazy speed. Come on NFL take a chance.

By anon40047 — On Aug 05, 2009

mdp5639, it all depends on what position you are trying to play. Take Sproles of the Chargers. He is only 5'6" and he is a NFL runningback. Granted he probably got his chance because he was very fast. That goes for all of you potential athletes that did not get drafted or come from a big time college. You can make it. But you have to bring something extra to the table. you have to make them say, *Wow*! Either you are freakishly big or freakishly fast. It doesn't have to be the nfl to start. Just start playing ball on the highest level you can. Then make someone notice you. In the meantime believe in yourself. Start believing you're on your way and as long as you believe others will begin to believe too. Good luck to you all.

By anon38496 — On Jul 26, 2009

Remember this last name. Losacano. I'm in high school right now, starting Varsity. and i will be a professional football player.

By anon33701 — On Jun 10, 2009

If you work hard enough you should be able to achieve anything, i am at a professional football club in England at a coca cola championship club called Peterborough. A little bit of talent and if you work hard you will make it.

By NextJordan23 — On Jan 27, 2009

If you truly believe in yourself (which is far more important than anything else), then invest in your belief! Visit one of your local sports performance training center (i.e. Velocity) and hire someone to train you for that next level OR get a a sports agent who will train you as well as do all the marketing to the NFL for you. I wish I had an agent working for me when I was in college. Because I was my own trainer, I really didn't have any professional guidance or connections to take me to that next level. One thing is for sure, the super star athletes that we know about definitely had or have someone helping them train and get their name out there to pro leagues and the public in general. I believe that there are many great athletes who no one ever hears about (like myself, perhaps) who no one ever hears about due to a lack of representation and NOT because of a lack of talent or skill. If I had a time machine (like the one Doc built in Back to the Future) I would get seek help with training and most surely marketing myself.

By mdp5639 — On Jan 12, 2009

I am a junior in a college and quite and athlete or so i think what actions do I need to take and is there any chance in making being 5'5"

By anon22168 — On Nov 29, 2008

do you think i can get a scholarship in to college to play football just by playing on my senior year?

By bdkensey — On Nov 26, 2008

25 year old seeking info on how i could start training so i will be able to attempt to go to the nfl

By malena — On Feb 03, 2008

Really, I think it all comes down to having the skill. If you have the skill and play in high school, it's pretty certain you are going to get recognized and picked up. It's not like trying to become an actor where you need to catch a lucky break.

And if you don't have the skill required, but have a real passion for football there's plenty of other things you can do to still be involved in the sport -- become a coach, referee, intern for professional football team, sports writer, trainer, or physical therapist!

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