Caldwell College to add sprint football for 2017 season

Many of you have probably never heard of sprint football. It’s just like the football we know and love, except all players must weigh 172 pounds or less.

But the game is popular and Division II Caldwell College, located in northern New Jersey, will be adding the sport on a varsity level in 2017, according to a report from Jessica Mazzola of

“I think it will be very attractive for our location,” said Mark Corino, the Assistant Vice President and Director of Athletics.

Sprint football was invented at the University of Pennsylvania in 1934 with the intention of giving players too small for the varsity football team a chance to play the game. The reason for sprint is probably because of the speed involved.

Caldwell is the 10th school to add sprint football as a varsity sport, joining the following: Princeton, Chestnut Hill College, Penn, Mansfield University in Pennsylvania, Army West Point, Cornell, Post University (Connecticut), Franklin Pierce (New Hampshire) and the U.S. Naval Academy.

Needless to say, this sport sounds like a lot of fun and should be even more fun to watch.

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*Featured Photo (above) credit to Penn

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