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Slideshow: Engineering the NFL
12/19/2013

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These days, Eric Fisher is getting his education on the football field for the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs. But the 6-foot, 8-inch, 305-pound offensive tackle was also educated as a mechanical engineer at Central Michigan University. Fisher held the distinction of being the first player drafted in the 2013 NFL draft and the first engineer (that we're aware of) to be a top NFL draft pick. (Source: Kansas City Chiefs)

These days, Eric Fisher is getting his education on the football field for the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs. But the 6-foot, 8-inch, 305-pound offensive tackle was also educated as a mechanical engineer at Central Michigan University. Fisher held the distinction of being the first player drafted in the 2013 NFL draft and the first engineer (that we’re aware of) to be a top NFL draft pick.
(Source: Kansas City Chiefs)

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mrdon
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mrdon   1/20/2014 1:09:48 PM
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Pubudu

Thanks. Sports is definitely a discipline based activity that helps the mind and body. Adding this type of conditioning along with a strong Academic background will enhance a high school student's career path with job options in the future.

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mrdon   1/20/2014 12:32:50 PM
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Charles,

I mostly definitely will tell them. Danny is a good basketball player and who would ever thought he is a civil engineer. Truly amazing!!!

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Charles Murray   1/2/2014 6:17:07 PM
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Since you're familiar with the New York Giants, Rich, I should mention that another old Giant was an engineer. Reserve quarterback Randy Dean from the late 1970s, was an industrial engineer from Northwestern.

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Charles Murray   1/2/2014 6:13:43 PM
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An engineer we left out (learned of him too late): Karl Baldischwiler, formerly of the Baltimore Colts (in the '80s), is a civil engineer.

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Charles Murray   1/2/2014 6:09:36 PM
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I agree that the "mold" is flawed, naperlou. None of the people pictured in this slide show would fit the mold.

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Charles Murray   1/2/2014 6:05:48 PM
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MrDon, tell your sons that Danny Granger, currently of the Indiana Pacers, is a civil engineer.

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Re: Another engineer
Charles Murray   1/2/2014 6:02:56 PM
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Thanks for the heads-up on Warren Livingston, twk. I was not aware of his engineering background, although I remember him in the NFL.

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Re: Charlie Johnson
Charles Murray   1/2/2014 6:00:16 PM
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Although I was aware of Charlie Johnson's military service, I was not aware that he concurrently played football and flew to his games on Weekends. Great information, Tool_Maker. Thanks.

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Re: Dick Anderson
Charles Murray   1/2/2014 5:57:17 PM
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Thanks, notarboca, I was not aware that Dick Anderson was a chemical engineer.

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Re: ENGINEERING AND THE NFL
Charles Murray   1/2/2014 5:56:18 PM
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I actually hand-wrote that Coolidge quote on a Post-It note in 1988, and have kept it in my desk drawer ever since, bobjengr. I love that quote.

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