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You are never too old to live out your dream.
Dan Stoddard is not your average 38-year-old man. While he does have a full-time job and two teenage kids to take care of, he had a simple dream of trying out for the Algonquin College men’s basketball team in Ottawa, Ontario. Problem with that is he was 380 pounds at that time.
It took him six months, but he dropped 50 pounds and has since made the squad.
The 6-foot-8 Stoddard is known as ‘Old man Dan,’ and he’s quickly become a fan favorite.
“We played an exhibition game against last year’s national champs,” Stoddard told Egan on Wednesday. “I scored a basket, they called out my name (on a loud speaker) and I could have cried on the floor.”
— Barry Hayes (@hoopstarscanada) October 6, 2017