Mercer football set to have tryouts in spring

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Some of the biggest success stories in college sports are those that deal with walk-on athletes. Walk-ons are students who were not recruited for that sport coming out of high school, and they enter try-outs in order to join the team. While Mercer’s football coaches are currently out and about on recruiting visits to drum up interest with high schools in the team before the official NCAA period begins in December (coaches can’t meet with players yet), the Bears’ head football coach Bobby Lamb wants Mercerians to consider trying out for the team.
If you are a freshman or sophomore that will be at Mercer for the first season in Fall 2013 and are interested in playing football for the Mercer Bears, then the Spring Semester will be your chance. There will be 15-20 spots opened up for walk-ons in the Bears’ first year of play. That initial year of play will be all practice and scrimmage in preparation for the coming season. In the middle of next semester, there will be try-outs for anyone who wants to play.
Coach Lamb is adamant that the campus has quite a few athletes who need to try out. “I’ve been watching some of those intramural basketball games, and I’ve seen quite a few guys I’d like to see come out for the try-outs,” said the head football coach. If you’re of the right age and have sufficient talent, then you might have a legitimate chance to be wearing the orange and black of the Bears in 2013.
Stay on the lookout for more information from the Mercer Athletics Department surrounding try-outs if you’re interested.

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