Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Question of the Week

Joe, Cleveland, OH
Subj: College Football
What is the average age of a Division I college football player in his senior year?

The average age of a college senior is 21. However, there are some exceptions. Take Chris Weinke, for instance. The former Florida State quarterback played six years of minor league baseball within the Toronto Blue Jays organization before trading in his glove for a helmet. By the time Weinke was in his senior year he was 28-years-old, practically making him a senior himself. Fortunately, his maturity was an asset and he led the nation in passing and won the Heisman Trophy, the Davey O’Brien Award and the Johnny Unitas Award en route to guiding the Seminoles to the Orange Bowl.