Former college fullback keeps running for Red Bull pit crews

Former college football player Mike Metcalf still gets in the thick of the competition as the gas man for the No. 84 team.

Updated: November 18, 2008, 2:50 PM ET
By Brett Borden | Special to ESPN.com

Mike Metcalf suffered two knee injuries and one heartbreak as a football player at Appalachian State University. The cause of the heartbreak? He left the school just one year before it started its current run of three state national championships. He almost took a redshirt, which would have allowed him to play on that first team in 2005.

"I'm still kicking myself for not doing that," he said.

Now he gets his kicks in another sport ... NASCAR. Working in assembly teardown ...

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