Friday, August 24, 2007
Mike Flynt at 59 Years Old To Play College Football For Su Ross State. New Meaning of College Senior? Update 9-16-07
Mike Flynt at age 59 has returned to Sul Ross State this month, 37 years after he left college. He is elgible for Medicare in six years. On Wednesday, he made the Division III college team's roster. He could play as soon as Sept. 1. Flynt is giving new meaning to being a college senior. Flynt is a card-carrying member of AARP who is a grandfather. (He is eight years older than his coach.) Flynt has made a living out of physical fitness. He has been a conditioning coach at Nebraska, Oregon and Texas A&M. For the last several years, he has been selling the "Powerbase training system" that he invented. With Flynt's youngest child starting at the University of Tennessee, he and his wife Eileen have moved to this remote patch of West Texas so Flynt can play ball and inspire others.When he suits up, he will become the oldest player in college football history.
9-16-07: While Flynt dressed for the teams third game, due to pulled muscles, he still has yet to play in a game. He should play soon.