After failing to be invited to any of the postseason collegiate All-Star Games, former 2-time "All-ACC" center and walking human-interest story Sean Bedford has silenced all the doubters and is now playing professional football!
Bedford is playing "futbol Americano," near Madrid, Spain, for Los Osos Rivas. Crowds are in the dozens. The team doesn't have a full practice field. Some players, who vary in age from 18 to 43 and weigh between 130 and 330 pounds, don't have cleats. Bedford plays four positions and was recently promoted to player-coach because one of the team's five coaches quit.
How quaint. I hear Bedford has actually become quite a popular player over there, as diving at the other guy's knee-caps really whips the "dozens" of Spaniards on-hand into a frenzy. No word on whether he's been plunked by any fireworks or urine bombs as of yet, but the season is still young.