While 8-man football doesn’t feed college programs with a steady stream of players, there have been some significant success stories. A few:
Oklahoma→Brady Bond, Garber: Entering his fourth season as a starter on the offensive line at OSU. →Josh Brown, Foyil: Now kicking with the St. Louis Rams, Brown once compiled 9,136 all-purpose yards as a prep runner and kick returner before starring at Nebraska. →Ronnell Lewis, Dewar: Linebacker recruit signed with OU last winter after a standout career at Dewar. →Chris Penn, Lenapah: Wideout played at Tulsa before becoming the state’s first 8-man player to appear in the NFL with the Chiefs. →Stacey Satterwhite, Welch: Defensive lineman went from Welch to OSU, where he was a two-time All-Big Eight selection. →Reggie Skinner, White Oak: Set the national 8-man record with 156 touchdowns and went on to play as a reserve running back at OU.
Nationally→Dean Steinkuhler, Nebraska: Won the Outland Trophy and was the second overall pick in the 1984 NFL Draft, playing seven seasons with the Houston Oilers. →Rashaan Salaam, Colorado: Won the 1994 Heisman Trophy and was a first-round draft pick of the Chicago Bears. →Jack Pardee, Texas A&M: Former NFL linebacker and coach played 6-man football in Christoval, Texas. →Nolan Cromwell, Kansas: Former KU quarterback and NFL standout, now the offensive coordinator at Texas A&M. →Gaines Adams, Clemson: Defensive lineman starred at Clemson before becoming the fourth overall pick of the Buccaneers in the NFL Draft. →Chad Greenway, Iowa: Linebacker played 8-man ball in South Dakota before moving on to Iowa and becoming a first-round draft pick of the Vikings.