Friday, September 16, 2005

Ray Crockett: ‘High School Football Hasn’t Changed A Bit’

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Former NFL cornerback Ray Crockett may be 20 years removed from his high school football playing days, but he says almost nothing has changed.

Crockett – a former Denver Broncos standout – says two decades haven’t changed that “the fans are great” and high school players “still have to be enthused, want to play and work hard” in order to be successful.

He believes high school stars – like himself – are still treated like gods, which he figures “will never change, no matter what sport it is.”

However, he admits one thing has changed: The parents. He says they are more involved and see football not just as a game, but as a way for their child and themselves to make money.

Crockett got this fresh new prospective by coaching – along with NFL great Dick Butkus – a real-life high school football team in Pennsylvania in the new ESPN reality series, Bound For Glory, which premieres Tuesday (Sep. 20).

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