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Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
My love of charts is a well-known habit I've nurtured over the years. That's why this one developed by Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News and the Texas Tech sports information department is so interesting.
To illustrate his story on Texas Tech offensive lineman Rylan Reed this morning, George and the Tech staff came up with a list of the oldest active college football players. It has a couple of Big 12 players represented with Kansas State's Alesana Alesana at fourth-oldest college player and Reed at eighth.
Here's the list.
|Age||Player||School||Position||Class||Hometown||Date of Birth|
|32||Brandon Crawford||Ball State||DE||Jr.||Fort Wayne, Ind.||Aug. 16, 1976|
|29||Al Hawkins||Louisiana Tech||QB||Sr.||Linden, N.J.||Jan. 1, 1979|
|29||Ryan Pretorius||Ohio State||K||Sr.||Durban, South Africa||May 2, 1979|
|28||Alesana Alesana||Kansas State||OL.||Sr.||Malie, Western Samoa||Dec. 10,1979|
|27||Clayton Johnson||Nevada||OL||Sr.||Gilroy, Calif.||July 24, 1981|
|26||Adrian Baker||Bowling Green||DL||Sr.||Maplewood, N.J.||Sept. 20, 1981|
|26||Edwin Lopez||Arizona||H-back||Jr.||Puerto Rico||Sept. 20, 1981|
|26||Rylan Reed||Texas Tech||OL||Sr.||Plano, Texas||Nov. 18, 1981|
|26||Ben Woodward||Washington St.||TE||Sr.||Cheney, Washington||Jan. 4, 1982|
|26||L.J. Brown||UTEP||DL||Jr.||Fort Lauderdale, Fla.||March 29, 1982|
|26||Gerald Washington||Southern Cal||DE||Sr.||Vallejo, Calif.||April 23, 1982|
|26||Tripper Johnson||Washington||FS||Jr.||Bellevue, Wash.||April 28, 1982|
|26||Vaughn Lesuma||Washington St.||OL||Sr.||Laie, Hawaii||June 16, 1982|
|26||Peter Fardon||Buffalo||P||Fr.||Brisbane, Australia||June 19, 1982|
|26||Tony Fein||Mississippi||LB||Sr.||Port Orchard, Wash.||July 13, 1982|
Source: Dallas Morning News and Texas Tech SID office research