FOOTBALL PLAYER RETURNING TO TEAM - 37 YEARS LATER: Want some Metamucil in your Gatorade? A 59-year-old former football player is looking to rejoin his college team - not as a coach, but as a player:
Michael Flynt was a member of the 1970 squad at Sul Ross State University when he was dismissed from the team for a series of altercations. Now 37 years later, Flynt wants to complete his college career.
Although he did graduate, the NCAA ruled that Flynt still has one year of football eligibility remaining, but he must use it at the school where he last played. So Flynt and his wife packed up from their home in Franklin, TN, to journey to Alpine, TX - home of Sul Ross State.
Flynt has enrolled in graduate school, and has been attending training camp along with 100 other football hopefuls - most of which are younger than Flynt’s own three kids.
But the Lobos coaching staff have been mum about Flynt’s chances, choosing to release the official team roster later this week. If he does make it, Flynt will get to analyze playbooks along with his AARP benefits package.