Ethan Kilmer moved to WR

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  1. GreatLakeState

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    From Cincinnati Enquirer:

    The Bengals placed Antonio Chatman on the season-ending injured reserve list today, the third wide receiver they've lost for the season.

    Chatman re-injured his groin Sunday against Carolina, and Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said he would have been out for six weeks anyway.

    Special teams rookie Ethan Kilmer was moved two weeks ago from safety to wide receiver. Kilmer played wide receiver at Penn State last season and caught a touchdown pass in the Orange Bowl. (Kilmer, by the way, was still listed as a safety on the Oct. 24 official team roster.)
     
  2. backrow

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    he is listed as free safety on the depth chart but he is a wide receiver if you go to his profile.
     
  3. emefinsob

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    since he got arrested this morning for trying to purchase a male prostitute, and getting caught with cocaine, his nfl career is proably over
     
  4. White Shogun

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    Why don't you post a link to a news article instead of simply stating something without evidence? If you're quoting that wikipedia article that you mentioned in the other thread, you should know that article has already been edited and those remarks removed. No source was cited in the article, which is a violation of wikipedia standards for articles pertaining to living persons:

     
  5. Don Wassall

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    If a story like that was true, it would be on the websites of ESPN, CNNSI, Fox Sports, etc. Wikipedia isn't a news reporting source anyway.


    Guesswhite football playerscan make enemies these dayseven being a walk-on wide receiver who only plays on special teams. . . [​IMG]
     
  6. White Shogun

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    I wouldn't be surprised if one of our resident trolls added that nonsense to the wiki entry after seeing a *gasp* thread about Kilmer on this site.
     
  7. Don Wassall

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    Hadn't thought of that, it's possible given how easy Wikipediaseems to beto edit. There's certainly no shortage of knuckle-scraping troglodytes out there who can't stand the thought of even a single white athlete in a "black" position.
     
  8. robcat

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    Little did young naive Ethan Killmer realize how quickly he coud be tainted with the criminal background enjoyed by about half the NFL's employees. The NFL in cahoots with the "justice" system appears to be a beneficient grantor of second and third and fourth chances to many of the "affletes" with criminal inclinationswho are so desired by the media as being cool. Whitey doesnt stand a chance in such a "professional sports" environment. The White Lord Jims head coaches have allowed the laws of the jungle to run college and "pro" football, and it is not a very comfortableenvironment for white players.
     
  9. Leonardfan

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    As far as I know Kilmer was one of the best character guys drafted last year. Areally good kid who is humble and has amazing athletic talent so I do not believe that crap about him for a second.
     
  10. Freedom

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    There is nothing on him except for the wikipedia. Hogwash.

    This guy had to walk on to Penn St. He was given a grade of I and listed as a career special teamer in the draft.

    Check this out!
    http://www.collegian.psu.edu/archive/2005/08/08-31-05tdc/08- 31-05dsports-column-01.asp
    How did he play Sunday?

    Here is the link:
    Why not the NFL? Guys like Kilmer

    A friend asked me the other day whether I preferred college or professional football, and it made me pause.

    In the college game there is a period of four weeks where a fan can expect a grand total of roughly three meaningful games. It's called the non-conference schedule.

    This sounds terrible, but consider this: To me, the NFL season has sixteen meaningless weeks. It's called being a Redskins fan.

    I kicked the question around for awhile and finally had to admit that I really didn't have an answer. Then I came down to the newsroom yesterday and had the question answered for me.

    I prefer the college game.

    Hands down.

    And what made up my mind was the story of Penn State wideout Ethan Kilmer.

    Kilmer, a senior, excelled in two sports at Wyalusing Valley High School. This is not surprising for a Penn State football player; most were stars in their prep days. What is surprising is that neither of those sports was football.

    Kilmer medaled at states in the high jump, in addition to sprinting and long jumping, and scored over 1,000 points in his high school basketball career. His only football experience came in his freshman year when he played mostly linebacker, seeing spot duty on the varsity team.

    Upon graduation, Kilmer enrolled at Shippensburg University in the fall of 2001 with the intention of joining the Red Raiders track team, but Kilmer never ended up hitting the track.

    "I was kind of burned out from high school and stuff," Kilmer said. "I wanted to try something different and set another goal."

    Eventually Kilmer decided that he wanted to study kinesiology and personal fitness and, since Shippensburg does not offer programs in these fields, Kilmer transferred to Penn State. He then walked on to a football team filled with highly recruited scholarship athletes. On a whim.

    "I sort of felt like I should have continued with football in high school, and it was sort of unfinished business," Kilmer said.

    Kilmer played the 2003 season on the foreign team following his transfer but he saw action in every game last year, most of it on special teams.

    This alone was quite an accomplishment considering that Kilmer hadn't even put on football pads since he was 14.

    "I guess as a walk-on you go to the tryouts and then you start going to practice and you do the scout team routine. You're just trying to make plays. And hope you get noticed," Kilmer said. "My initial goal was to do anything, just to be on the sidelines. But as any person does, once you reach a goal, you want to shoot for something else."

    In the offseason, Kilmer asked the coaches to move him from safety to wideout and, when the depth chart for Saturday's game against South Florida was released by Penn State sports information, Kilmer's name was filled in next to freshman phenom Derrick Williams as a starting receiver.

    "It's pretty neat; I pretty much came up here with the attitude of, 'I've got nothing to lose,' and this is gravy for me," Kilmer said about the upcoming game and season. "I'm ready, and I'm pretty excited about it."

    Can you imagine a story like this in the NFL?

    The NFL version of an unlikely story is Tommy Maddox. Yeah, OK, he sold insurance before his Steelers revival but remember that he had two of the most productive years in NCAA history at UCLA before declaring for the draft after his sophomore season.

    I have been impressed the entire offseason with just how personable the players on Penn State's squad have been to me and to each other, but I'm not exactly sure what I was expecting.

    It's important to remember that the people that will wear the Blue and White this Saturday are just kids. It sounds cliché, but it's very true.

    I remember when I was younger thinking that Kerry Collins, Ki-Jana Carter and Bobby Engram were the coolest guys ever, but even the stalwarts of that 1994 Rose Bowl team were just a bunch of 18- to 23-year-olds trying to drag themselves out of bed in time for class and enjoying being young in Happy Valley on the weekends.

    Are the millionaire players on the Philadelphia Eagles a true representation of a working class city like Philadelphia? Probably not.

    I am reminded of a quote cynic Bill Maher once said of fans who refer to their favorite professional sports teams as "we".

    "WE didn't win anything," he said. "Ten guys who would hate you if they knew you won."

    And that's why I prefer college football to the NFL -- the players that take the field for the Nittany Lions this Saturday are actually something of a representative sample of the Penn State student body.

    Ethan Kilmer is a walking example of that.
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