Running Back Becomes the Oldest College Football Player of All Time
Earlier this year South Carolina State University was in the news for the 59-0 loss to Clemson in the third week of the NCAA Football season. Now they’re back but for a record setting day in NCAA Football history.
According to the NCAA, in any given year there are over 1 millions participants in High School Football. Of those, only 72,788 will go on to play in college and only 256 of those will get drafted into the NFL.
Many of us wish we could go back in time and relive the glory days, but there’s one man who made today his glory day on the gridiron field of play.
Proving “age aint nothin but a number”, Joe Thomas Sr. brought a new meaning to “Senior Day” when the 55 year old running back ran for 3 yards for South Carolina State as the team took on Savannah State.
Thomas, the father of Joe Thomas Jr. who is a linebacker for the Green Bay Packers, joined the team in 2012 and played alongside his son as a walk on. After some nagging injuries, Thomas was able to finally see the field today, helping to show everyone that they too can reach the top of the mountain in sports, no matter what their age.
SCSU would go on to win the game 30-0