40 Days Until the College Football Season Kicks Off
Love a good fullback.
Yesterday for day 41, we highlighted a big time SEC pass rusher that currently plays for the Jaguars. Now today for day 40, we take a close look at massive fullback that no one could tackle.
The A-Train, Mike Alstott is probably the greatest fullback that ever touched the gridiron. Before he dominated in the NFL for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he was running dudes over in the BIG Ten.
Alstott grew up in Joliet, Illinois and attended Joliet Catholic Academy. The A-Train was recruited to play college football one state east for Purdue University. At Purdue, he became a star.
The fullback played for the Boilermakers from 1992 to 1995 and from 1993 to 1995 he was named the Purdue team MVP.
In his time in West Lafayette, Indiana, Alstott was a one time All American in 1995. As a sophomore he rushed for 12 touchdowns, as a junior he ran for 14 touchdowns, and as a senior he tallied 11 touchdowns. He held the Purdue rushing touchdown record with 39 until 2008 when Kory Sheets broke it.
Alstott was drafted in the second round of the 1996 NFL Draft by the Buccaneers where he played from 1996 to 2006. Alstott is also a member of the Indiana Football Hall of Fame and the Purdue Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame.
Tomorrow we get to look at another fullback, one who played on the west coast in the 1970’s.