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Wednesday, December 27, 2006
Vermont: No. 50 football state

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VERMONT'S NATIONAL RANK
No. 44 pro | No. 50 college | No. 50 high school
Vermont

NFL
No. 44 Vermont


Bob Bateman, who was the quarterback during Vermont's final season of football, was drafted in the seventh round by the Bengals. Oscar "Swede" Johnson and Arthur Harms played for early NFL teams after their stints at Vermont.
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COLLEGE
No. 50 Vermont


At Vermont, the basketball team has drawn national attention as a March Madness Cinderella, alongside traditionally strong hockey and ski teams. If Vermont were to field a Division I program, there might be no more scenic state for tailgating, but the Catamounts stopped playing football in 1974.
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HIGH SCHOOL
No. 50 Vermont


Vermont is a beautiful state, great for skiing, camping and maple syrup. High school football: not so much. NCAA all-time touchdown reception leader David Ball (he broke the record this year in neighboring New Hampshire) is from Orange. Spring 2006 D-I signees: zero. Fall 2006 high school football teams: 30.
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POLL QUESTION

1) Should the Catamounts bring back football?

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