Chad Brinker

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  1. IceSpeed

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    There is an interesting article on this Ohio running back here.

    http://thepost.baker.ohiou.edu/archives3/may02/052102/s1.h tml





    The first part of the article is right here.

    "
    Ohio running back Chad Brinker
    rushed for more than 3,900 yards and was twice named All-State during
    his career at Martins Ferry High School. Despite being blessed with speed
    and deceptive power, the Mr. Ohio Football Award finalist was passed on
    time after time by recruiters.




    One of the reasons? Race.




    "A lot of recruiters will tell you straight up that race is an issue,"
    Brinker said. "When I was recruited, some schools told me 'We're looking
    for a 220-pound black guy that can run.' I was a 175-pound white guy who
    could run. I really wish things weren't that way."
    "
     
  2. IceSpeed

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    Brinker is on the practice squad of an NFL Europe team, after a great career at Ohio.
     
  3. white lightning

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    I'm glad he's at least on the practice squad.Do you know
    which team?He was cut by the NY Jets after sitting on
    the bench for a year.The only carries I remember him
    getting were a couple in the pre season 2 years ago.
    These guys never get a fair chance!
     
  4. IceSpeed

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    He is listed on IR(it is not in season now so I don't think it matters) for the Cologne Centurions.
     

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