I thought it would be interesting to learn about fans on this site that have actually played on the "grid-iron," have possibly played with an NFL player (in High School, College, or in any other capacity). While I played football throughout my life, I actually played semi-pro ball in the U.S. Air Force, while stationed at Royal Air Force Mildenhall, and Royal Air Force Bentwaters, England (RAF Chicksands, RAF Lakenheath, RAF Alconbury and RAF Upperhafford were the other teams). I played for Mildenhall. Name of Team: Mildenhall Mauraders Team Colors: Maroon and Gold My Number: 44 My Position: Tail Back My Nickname (Dn't even try to guess) Most memorable event: The coach caught me doing an exercise incorrectly. He decided to make me the example in front of the entire team; offense and defense. I was told to do 100 grass drills. Side Bar: Those of you who have played football before probabLy kniow that grass drills is an exercise where you run in-place (chopping them), Until the coach blows the whistle. Once the whistle Blows, you Immediately open your arms and legs (in a spread Eagle position) like you are about to take flight, and drop down onto the ground. If done correctly, the trunk of your body will Hit the ground with enough force, that you should bounce back up Onto your feet. This action is repeated until told otherwise. Continuation of the event ...After I had completed 30 or 40 grass drills, a voice among my team rang out of nowhere -- it was the team captain, who played middle linebacker (monster man). Luke said "What kind of team would let ___________(my nickname) do all those grass drills. While I could have done them all, really made me feel like part of the team -- and I'll never forget what Luke did for me! I cannot express the cohesiveness you obtain as member of a football team (probably the same for most sports). I played with players that had previously played in the NFL, and some who left the military, went back to college and later played In the NFL. I couldn't tell you their names, but I do Know that there's nothing like seeing how hard some of those running backs hit those holes -- it's incrdibly fast and hard! Most Hated Play: The "41 - Pop!" This play means that the half-back (any time the Qb says "4" the 41-pop, the 41 Veer, the 41 slant, left-side QB option ... it means the Half-back gets the ball!), goes right up the Middle. Now Unless you have a good offensive line blocking their tails off for you, that also means you could meet a nasty looking LB -- that's not fun! Anyway, has anyone else ever played football?