Football never made a wrestler a better wrestler,
BUT wrestling made every football player a better football player!
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Many of the positions and skill are absolutely transferable between both sports
Some of those skills include, but are not limited to:
footwork, hand-eye coordination, mental toughness, explosive movements and balance
“I love wrestlers, they are tough and they make great football players.”
Bob Stoops, National Championship Football Coach - University of Oklahoma.
“Wrestlers make coaching football easy, they have balance, coordination, and as a coaching staff we know they’re tough.”
Tom Osborne - College Hall of Fame Football Coach - University of Nebraska
"In Texas, everyone knows that high school football is king," Denney
said. "I'm telling you, though, Texas is catching up in wrestling. And a
lot of the football coaches are realizing how much wrestling can help
their football team. And believe me, that's the truth. I know it
firsthand. You have to remember when I started out I was a football
coach in high school, and I would go to the wrestling team and get
everyone that could to sign up for my football team."
My football coach told me, 'You better get in wrestling or I'll beat you
"One of the messages Denney hopes to relay to the Valley high school coaches and athletes is that wrestling is the perfect complement to football. While football is in its offseason, wrestling provides the perfect opportunity for the athletes to remain active, while working on their agility and conditioning, Denney said.
Pigskin pins: Wrestling is a football player's best offseason workout
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