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Ali4Real
02-19-2008, 04:21 PM
Why are players "bigger" now then they were before. For example, I was looking at the weight and height of the Junction Boys in the 1950s (I think) and these guys were not that big, so why is that?

Here's what I mean:

Ray Barrett - G 5-9 195 Sr. San Angelo, Texas
Darrell Brown - T 6-1 190 Soph. Dayton, Texas
James Burkhart - G 6-1 185 Soph. Hamlin, Texas
Donald Bullock - HB 5-11 165 Soph. Orange, Texas
Henry Clark - T 6-2 205 Jr. Mesquite, Texas
Bob Easley - FB 5-11 190 Jr. Houston, Texas
Dennis Goehring - G 5-11 185 Soph. San Marcos, Texas
Billy Granberry - FB 5-7 155 Soph. Beeville, Texas
Lloyd Hale - C 5-10 190 Soph. Iraan, Texas
Charles Hall - HB 5-10 185 Sr. Dallas, Texas
Gene Henderson - QB 6-1 175 Jr. Sonora, Texas
Billy Huddleston - HB 5-9 165 Jr. Iraan, Texas
George Johnson - T 6-3 200 Jr. Ellisville, Mississippi
Don Kachtik - FB 6-1 185 Sr. Rio Hondo, Texas
Bobby D. Keith - HB 6-0 175 Soph. Breckenridge, Texas
Paul Kennon - E 6-1 185 Sr, Shreveport, Louisiana
Elwood Kettler - QB 6-0 165 Sr. Brenham, Texas
Bobby Lockett - T 6-3 190 Soph. Breckenridge, Texas
Billy McGowan - E 6-1 180 Sr. Silsbee, Texas
Russell Moake - C 6-3 215 Soph. Deer Park, Texas
Norbert Ohlendorf - T 6-3 200 Sr. Lockhart, Texas
Jack Pardee - FB 6-2 200 Soph. Christoval, Texas
Dee Powell - T 6-1 210 Sr. Lockhart, Texas
Donald Robbins - E 6-1 188 Jr. Breckenridge, Texas
Joe Schero - HB 6-0 175 Sr. San Antonio, Texas
Bill Schroeder - T 6-1 200 Sr. Lockhart, Texas
Charles Scott - QB 5-8 160 Soph. Alexandria, Louisiana
Bennie Sinclair - E 6-2 195 Sr. Mineola, Texas
Gene Stallings - E 6-1 165 Soph. Paris, Texas
Troy Summerlin - C 5-8 145 Soph. Shreveport, Louisiana
Marvin Tate - G 6-0 175 Sr. Abilene, Texas
Sid Theriot - G 5-10 195 Sr. Gibson, Louisiana
Richard Vick - FB 6-1 185 Sr. Beaumont, Texas
Don Watson - HB 5-11 155 Soph. Franklin, Texas
Lawrence Winkler - T 6-0 225 Sr. Temple, Texas
Herb Wolf - C 5-11 185 Jr. Houston, Texas
Nick Tyson- WR 6-1 181 JR. Norman, Oklahoma

Most of these guys are "small" for their position as compared to what players nowadays are, so why is that?



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Vinny
02-19-2008, 04:25 PM
nutrition, weight training is now a science, and wide spread visibility of the league combined with the popularity of the league. There just wasn't much incentive to play football back in the 50's unless you loved the sport so you attracted average joes who loved the game. Today, you just have to look at the money and if you are physically gifted you don't have to love the sport to have a reason to play.

Ole Miss Texan
02-19-2008, 04:29 PM
I think football is a lot more widespread than it was 50 years ago. There are tons of more high school and college programs as well. More people going to school, more people playing football, quite frankly, more people interested/wanting to play football, etc.

Desire, Popularity, Stardome, Money...

eriadoc
02-19-2008, 04:30 PM
Better living through chemistry - both legal and illegal.

bah007
02-19-2008, 04:30 PM
Weight training.

Texan_Bill
02-19-2008, 04:32 PM
Very well put Vinny... That about sums it up.

At the same time, people are living longer too. So education about health and today's medical advancements contribute as well....

Texan_Bill
02-19-2008, 04:33 PM
Better living through chemistry - both legal and illegal.

*ahem* :backsout:

Vinny
02-19-2008, 04:43 PM
Very well put Vinny... That about sums it up.

At the same time, people are living longer too. So education about health and today's medical advancements contribute as well....I know you have been around long enough to meet ex-players who used to be 300 pounds (260-280 pounders who are bulked up thru nutrition and weight training - or something along these lines) but weigh considerably less years after getting out of the game after eating and training differently than they did in their days as an athlete.

WesmanTexanfan
02-19-2008, 06:29 PM
PEOPLE are bigger then ever before, ever been to england and seen the armor, we have gotten taller and taller over the years of our exhistance, I bet Jesus was 5 feet tall....

Joe Texan
02-19-2008, 06:55 PM
Hgh