Joined: 10 Jun 2003
Location: Richmond, VA
|Posted: Thu Jul 17, 2003 9:56 am Post subject: Redskins players as coaches/consultants for minor league
|Playing Not for Pay But Love of Game
Virginia Rage Makes Minor League Debut
By Alan Goldenbach, Washington Post
Al Ludgood wants to make a living playing football. When the New Orleans Saints told him last month that he needed more game experience to develop his skills, Ludgood went to the Internet. There, he found a fledgling minor league football team in Loudoun County willing to give him a tryout.
Ecstatic about the opportunity, Ludgood quit his job as a security guard at a hospital in Mobile, Ala., and drove 32 hours to Sterling to try out as a punter. Along the way, he slept in his truck and called his fiancée back in Mobile to let her know he was okay.
"I'm a fool for football," Ludgood said.
Ludgood, 29, is now a member of the Virginia Rage -- a first-year member of the four-year-old, 101-team North American Football League (NAFL).
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Here's the relevant extract:
|Several current and former Washington Redskins serve as assistants or consultants for the team, including tackle Chris Samuels, tight end Zeron Flemister, running back Bryan Johnson and former defensive back Tyronne Drakeford. |