1988-2009 - Lost Lettermen


October 5th, 2008| by

1988: Barry Sanders (Oklahoma State) – Retired in 1998 and resides in West Bloomfield, MI; son Barry Sanders Jr. is a prep star in Oklahoma City (age 42)

1989: Andre Ware (Houston) – College football analyst for ESPN and Texans radio announcer, residing in Sugar Land, TX (age 42)

1990: Ty Detmer (BYU) – Head coach for St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Austin, TX (age 42)

1991: Desmond Howard (Michigan) – College football analyst for ESPN residing in Boca Raton, FL (age 40)


1992: Gino Torretta (Miami) – Works for asset management firm GAMCO Investors, Inc. in Miami (age 40)

1993: Charlie Ward (Florida State) – Head football coach for Westbury Christian H.S. in Houston, TX (age 39)

1994: Rashaan Salaam (Colorado) – Promotes martial arts fights in China and resides in San Diego, CA (age 35)

1995: Eddie George (Ohio State) – Retired in 2004, graduated with MBA from Northwestern Business School in December 2009 and will work for Sirius Satellite’s college station  (age 36)

1996: Danny Wuerffel (Florida) – Works for Hope Street Ministries in New Orleans, LA (age 36)


1997: Charles Woodson (Michigan) – Member of Green Bay Packers, starting corner and 2009 NFL Defensive Player of the Year (age 33)

1998: Ricky Williams (Texas) – Member of Miami Dolphins and shares backfield with Ronnie Brown (age 33)

1999: Ron Dayne (Wisconsin) – Retired and now residing in Waunakee, WI; owns gym named Champion Styles Athletics (age 32)

2000: Chris Weinke (Florida State) – Runs IMG’s John Madden Football Academy in Bradenton, FL  (age 38)

2001: Eric Crouch (Nebraska) – Owns playground equipment business called “Crouch Recreation” in Omaha, NE and serves as college football analyst for Versus (age 31)


2002: Carson Palmer (USC) – Member of Cincinnati Bengals and starting QB (age 30)

2003: Jason White (Oklahoma) – Owns memorabilia stores in Norman and Oklahoma City (age 30)

2004: Matt Leinart (USC) – Cut by Arizona Cardinals in September 2010 and now a back-up for Houston Texans (age 27)

2005: Reggie Bush (USC) – Member of New Orleans Saints, winning Super Bowl in 2010 (age 25)

2006: Troy Smith (Ohio State) – Member of San Francisco 49ers (age 26)

2007: Tim Tebow (Florida) – Rookie for Denver Broncos (age 23)

2008: Sam Bradford (Oklahoma) – No. 1 overall pick in 2010 NFL Draft now rookie QB for St. Louis Rams (age 21)

2009: Mark Ingram (Alabama) – Reigning Heisman winner and national champion now junior RB for Crimson Tide








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