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Jack Elway

Posted: 4/7/2009 12:13 PM

Jack Elway 


Just read where young Jack Elway has quit the Arizona State football team,but states he will remain in school there. Thats 3 for 3 on Elway kids who received full offers to play at the next level and all walked away within 1 year of arriving on campus. Maybe when you are born with a silver spoon,you dont develop the same hunger as some of the less fortunate. I would like to hear other opinions on this topic.
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Posted: 4/7/2009 5:33 PM

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vetteman72 wrote: Just read where young Jack Elway has quit the Arizona State football team,but states he will remain in school there. Thats 3 for 3 on Elway kids who received full offers to play at the next level and all walked away within 1 year of arriving on campus. Maybe when you are born with a silver spoon,you dont develop the same hunger as some of the less fortunate. I would like to hear other opinions on this topic.

Football is a Blue Collar sport.  Young Elway just didn't want to expend his "competitive" energy that way.  His family can afford to pay for his college so that was an option for him.  He doesn't "need" the sport unlike some of those he competed against.  Oh well.

I wonder if Michael Jordan's kids will stick with basketball (looks like a very good athlete).  I read where Marcus Jordan just signed with Central Florida for basketball.  I've seen many famous athlete's sons (and daughters) go on to have excellent college and professional careers.
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Posted: 4/8/2009 1:39 PM

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Vette

I cant imagine the kind of pressure this kid has been under trying to live up to his dad.Not sure if he was a D1 quarterback most likely a better fit would have been D2 and not so much in the national spotlight.I guess they give the scholarship to the next deserving kid on the team.The whole recruiting process is something I will never understand and was the most frustrating part of my sons last 2 years of high school football.

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Posted: 4/8/2009 4:45 PM

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Bubba,

I agree with you on the pressure this young man has undergone being the son of a star athlete. I remember playing them in the superbowl when he was in the second grade, and the amount of cameras there were incredible for a 8yr old game. I think they even showed clips during the Broncos superbowl game against the Packers. After his last high school game when we intercepted him 7 times,I never would have thought he would have ended up in the Pac 10.

There is no rhyme or reason to recruiting, as the most sought after kid this cycle in Colorado plays up in Steamboat Springs, against 2A competition. Think how great our kids all would have looked playing against that competition. I can assure you this kid  has not thrown against DB like Tyree, or Will or any of the other top DB in the metro area. With this said, I do wish him the best of luck. 43 days until graduation!!! I'm excited.  

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Posted: 4/9/2009 12:26 PM

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I don't think John Elways "shadow" had anything to do with Jack's decision.  Joe Montana has a son in his considerable shadow and he's doing fine.  The media runs around following every kid that has a famous parent...the shadow thing is not a factor.  Jack just didn't want to play the game (and maybe realized he wasn't that good at it).  Nick Montana is a very high recruit and is doing great...  so is Michael Jordan's kids and so, so many others.  If Jack couldn't handle the shadow he likely would have quit many years ago.  And if he was better at the sport the shadow wouldn't hurt, it would be a benefit.

Yes, they are different kids and each will handle the "shadow" differently but Jack probably felt he did other things better than football and wants to pursue those.  I can mention a few other famous kids that "choked" under the watchful eye of their famous fathers (because of the father's expectations) but they continue to play.  We all know of kids that quit football (without) famous fathers simply because they decided they didn't want to go through the rigors of competition everyday and, heck, they realized this just wasn't their game.  If your playing outlook is grim and you're gonna ride pine to the majority of your career some will just quit.  That's what Jack did.  And he will stay in college at ASU, for now.

How is Matthew Tucker doing?
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Posted: 4/10/2009 11:01 AM

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I heard a rumor Elway was transferring to Wyoming
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Posted: 4/10/2009 2:10 PM

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Tucker is doing well he is running 3rd at FS on the ASU website.  That is pretty good. 

On the bad side, he lost 2 inches in height.  He's listed at 6'1"   195.
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Posted: 4/10/2009 3:58 PM

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footballdon wrote: Tucker is doing well he is running 3rd at FS on the ASU website.  That is pretty good. 

On the bad side, he lost 2 inches in height.  He's listed at 6'1"   195.

Did that come from tackling with the top of his head?
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Posted: 4/10/2009 8:37 PM

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jason247football wrote: I heard a rumor Elway was transferring to Wyoming

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