Recently,
NCAA heavyweight champs
Tommy Rowlands and Cole Konrad
tried out for the NFL New York Jets...


40 years ago, another 2x NCAA heavyweight champ
became a pro football superstar for the New England Patriots:
Jim Nance

Now you can see nearly FOUR DOZEN photos
of the first African-American college heavyweight champ
(and his opponents) in a NEWLY UPDATED photo album
at NCAA HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPS Yahoo group!

Here's the direct link to the gallery:
http://sports.ph.groups.yahoo.com/gr...os/browse/1444

In addition to Jim Nance, you'll find TONS of photos of the best of the big men of college wrestling at NCAA Heavyweight Champs Yahoo group, including other wrestlers-turned-pro football stars like Stephen Neal, Verne Gagne, Sherwyn "Thumper" Thorson and Jess Lewis... along with the other heavyweight champs from 1928 thru 2000. http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group...weight_Champs/

Happy Memorial Day!
Mark
Moderator, NCAA Heavyweight Champs

PS For photos of recent college champs/NFL tryout guys Tommy Rowlands and Cole Konrad (and the others since 2001), visit NCAA Heavyweight Champs 2: http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group...ight_Champs_2/