The air outside is crisp and cool winds tease at the fibers of cardigans, Kenan stadium transforms into constellations of white and blue as paint-stained bodies pack the bleachers. There is something enthralling about football games, an immeasurable feeling that palpitates through the bleachers, a sort of magnetic air that rivets the crowd and connects us all from the moment of kick-off. But what about the girls who yearn to take this connection beyond the infrastructural constraints of the stadium? The fantasy of dating a college football player is not a novel concept. Movies like Remember the Titans and Friday Night Lights have long highlighted the romantic entanglements of their athletic protagonists. The consequent inundation of this image in contemporary cinema has made the dream of dating a college football player seem feasible.
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I fell really hard for a college baseball player my senior year of college. It was spring semester and he was about to start the longest season an athlete can possibly have in college with 58 games underway. I went in knowing that I would barely see him and that did not stop me from trying to win his heart which I successfully did. But along this ongoing journey I quickly picked up on the uniqueness of my relationship and how different it is from what is considered the norm in college. Here are ten statements I recommend any significant other reading if you are dating an athlete whether it is a male or female and friends can also relate.
Dating a College Football Player
Between class, studying and countless hours of practice, one might wonder if a college athlete would dare tackle the task of a serious relationship. There are, without question, some that have taken it on, and their significant others have come forward to share their struggles and triumphs as a couple with a third wheel in their relationship. Whether that third wheel is football, baseball, golf or track, each sport has proven to cause some strains in relationships between college students. However, they have also offered some rewarding experiences that have made the struggle worth it. Raquel Devariel, a sophomore Bobcat from Puerto Rico, reached out to university administrative staff to put her in contact with other Puerto Ricans at Ohio University at the start of her freshman year.
By Daniel Matthews For Mailonline. ESPN's Laura Rutledge is used to being in the thick of the action in her job as a sideline reporter covering college football. Rutledge was inadvertently leveled by Bulldogs running back Prather Hudson as the redshirt freshman was being driven out of bounds by the UMass defense. Georgia running back Prather Hudson later apologized for the unfortunate incident. Prather was trying to block a UMass defender when the pair tumbled out of bounds and into the unfortunate reporter.