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Luke Fickell was a better wrestler than football player but ended up playing football.  He wrestled one match as a true freshman.  He practiced for one week and took the mat for Ohio State against Kerry McCoy.  He got majored and that was the end of his attempt to do both.  

 

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Jimmy Waters was a stud out of Iowa who chose baseball at Kansas State. He's one who jumps out as one who went another route instead of football. 

 

Jimmy and I weighed pretty much the exact same our 8th grade year which means we were in the same round robin every weekend at the local AAU/USA wrestling tournaments. Those were some of the nicest beatdowns I ever recieved.

 

He would have been a 4 time state champ in Iowa except the got the flu the week of state his freshman year and lost to a senior from the same town (different high school) in the finals who he had soundly defeated at districts the week before. Interestingly enough he also was sick his senior year for state and still handled Iowa recruit and Fargo finalist Brodie Ambrose with ease despite the fact that the flu had drained him so much that he actually made the allowance for 171 the day of the finals. They wrestled at 189.

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Dunyasha Yetts was a 2x Ohio high school champ who went to Purdue to play football.  After a few years, he transferred back to Ohio State and became an AA on the mat.  He actually beat Cary Kolat in a match.  Kolat was so ticked that the next time they wrestled, he choked him out.  Yetts went after him when the match was over and had to be held back.  Someone might have died if they'd have fought.  

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