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Bloom looking to impress with speed at combine

Skier Jeremy Bloom, who lost his football eligibility at Colorado, plans to pursue an NFL career following the 2006 Winter Olympics.

Updated: October 28, 2005, 1:42 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

Having gained fame but not necessarily fortune by hurtling recklessly downhill for the past six years as a member of the United States ski team, Jeremy Bloom is taking his shot at the NFL, girding for the dramatic reversal of direction that such an ambitious, and some would say misguided, undertaking will require of him.

And, yeah, Bloom knows reaching the summit in the uphill battle that he faces to go from dodging moguls on an Olympic freestyle ski course to eluding NFL defensive backs ...

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