Alstott to retire

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Top Properties

 

Tampa Bay Bucs fullback extrodinaire, Mike Alstott has announced his intention to retire from the NFL, a move not unexpected after a neck injury kept him out of the 2007 season. This injury was an unrelated to a neck injury suffered in 2003.

The Buccanneers all-time touchdowns leader and arguably most-popular player played his college ball at Purdue from 1992-95. Prior to that he was a standout at famed Joliet Catholic Academy (think Rudy). A few years behind Alstott in school one town over, we often heard of his legendary training regimin. Whether folklore or truth, it was reported that he would tie a rope to his waist and the other end to a car and run....

I can't say if that's true or not, but I know there's a couple hundred former and current defensive linemen and linebackers at various levels that buy the story.

In any event, my hat's off to a local-guy made big....and a congratualtions on a hall of fame career, cut just a little short- but not shy on big hits and memories!

 

 

 

 

 

....I'm also in the process of putting together a flag football team to play at Joliet Memorial Stadium through the park district, so if Mr. Alstott's bored and wants to join- I can make a spot for him. :)

 

 

 

 

 

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Jim Ludes is a REALTOR with Century 21 Coleman-Hornsby in Grundy and Will County, IL. If you have a question about real estate that he might be able to help with, email him at Jim@JimLudes.com or call/text at 815-712-7786. If you'd rather observe from afar or become friends first, check him out at:

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Dennis Serra
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I can remember the Bears playing him twice a season in the ol' NFC Central.  He was a bruiser and it was difficult watching him mulch my beloved Bears.
Jan 25, 2008 04:41 AM #1
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Jay McGillicuddy
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He was a bull and power was his game. Just plain old smashmouth football. I loved the way he played. Too bad he wasn't a Patriot.
Jan 25, 2008 04:49 AM #2
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Ryan Martin
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Jim - That wasn't a big surprise, but the man deserves recognition. He was a quality player for a long time in the league.
Jan 25, 2008 07:34 AM #3
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Frank Rubi
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Jim~ He was very unique and quality player. I don't think he missed many games due to injuries.
Jan 25, 2008 08:10 PM #4
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Paul Carrier
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To finish out his career with one team on a productive note is phenomenal. My hats off to him. I agree with Jay, " Too bad he wasn't a Patriot."
Jan 26, 2008 12:36 AM #5
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Danny Thornton
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Jim, I have never really been a fan of Mike's, so I can not say that I am sad to see him go.
Jan 26, 2008 02:40 AM #6
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David Hood
Chino Valley Real Estate - Chino, CA
I thought he was done a few years ago, he was a load!
Jan 26, 2008 12:46 PM #7
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Cris Burlew
Beach & Luxury Realty, Inc. - Saint Pete Beach, FL
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He is going to be missed here. Whether you liked or disliked him, you have to respect him for what he accomplished. He did his job and did it very well!
Jan 26, 2008 01:14 PM #8
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Jim Ludes
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Danny- why didn't you like Alstott?
Jan 27, 2008 04:24 AM #9
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Mike Klijanowicz
Cummings & Co. Realtors - Perry Hall, MD
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Congrats to him, I really have enjoyed watching him play throughout the years and was a huge fan of him when I played ball in high school!
Jan 30, 2008 11:13 AM #10
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Jim Ludes
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where'd you go to high school Michael?
Jan 30, 2008 11:28 AM #11
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