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Franklin man, 59, returns to college football team

He'll learn this week if he made final cut By MIKE ORGAN, Staff Writer

This is not the same old story.

Franklin resident Michael Flynt finally has decided to finish what he started more than 35 years ago.

Flynt last played college football in 1970, and he is now 59 years old. He has returned to Sul Ross University in Alpine, Texas, to finish his college football career.

He is in training camp along with about 100 other football players, most of whom are younger than any of Flynt's three children.

The Lobos' official roster will be released later this week, at which time the world will know if Flynt made the team.

Sul Ross is the same place where Flynt was a starting linebacker in 1970 before being dismissed from the team after being involved in a series of altercations.

"I can tell you that he did make it to training camp'' Sul Ross sports information director Travis Hendryx said about the unique story unfolding 37 years later.

The football staff under Coach Steve Wright is downplaying what stands to be one of the biggest stories in college football this year.

Wright at one time coached at Carson-Newman, and he received his master's degree from Tennessee.

Wright "is not wanting to say anything about it until two days before Sept. 1,'' Hendryx said, referring to when the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III team opens its season at Texas Lutheran.

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This guy was a strength coach for a few major college football programs.

He also has developed his own football workout equipment.

He's the exact same weight he was in college.

Call me crazy, but I'm betting he's one of the most in shape 50 somethings you'd ever meet.

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So are we supposed to be impressed he made some team no one has ever heard of?

This guy got kicked off the team 30 years ago for not following the rules and becomes a publicity stunt now. Think about the poor guy that worked his ass off his whole life with the simple dream of making this crappy team only to sit by watch and realize his insignificance as this mockery makes the team at no specific position.

I stand by my original statement, I hope he breaks his hip.

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This guy was a strength coach for a few major college football programs.

He also has developed his own football workout equipment.

He's the exact same weight he was in college.

Call me crazy, but I'm betting he's one of the most in shape 50 somethings you'd ever meet.

Agreed. Props to the guy for taking a chance.

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Man, that team must suck.

*checks d3football.com*

They do, but still, it's not exactly easy to make a Division III football team, especially in Texas.

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i thought of that too.

jeez. ya. one big publicity stunt.

purhaps, but sum ppl mite agree wit u and thnk tat u mite b rite on dis 1, nd sum ppl mite disagree wit u and thnk that u mite b rong on dis 1.

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