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by: JamieD On  Thursday, April 14, 2011

During a tryout for the CFL’s Saskatchewan Roughriders at Municipal Stadium on Sunday, a bunch of young bulked-up men gathered around in their Under Armour gear, but there was one fellow who stood out from the crowd.  It had nothing to do with his ability to sprint faster, throw a ball further, or tackle harder than the others.  Instead, Charles Chulada was gaining attention for a much different reason.

At the age of 59, Chulada decided to lace up his cleats and give it one last shot at glory by attending the free one-day camp for the Roughriders in Daytona Beach.  So he found a pair of ripped jeans and an old shirt, hopped on his bike, and peddled his way over to the stadium to try an make a good impression in front of the scouts.

Currently working as a brick mason and a poet, Chulada spent four years playing football and wrestling at Syracuse University between 1969 and 1973.  So what motivated him to make a return to the gridiron?

“I knew I could do it,” Chulada said after running a couple of 40-yard dashes. “I want to put on a helmet and run through a brick wall to show them I can do it.”

Compelling story, but not even the Canadian Football League is desperate enough to sign a 59-year-old man, no matter how many walls this brick mason can build and run through.

Hat Tip – [55 Yard Line]




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