Football

Wesleyan Football Players Contribute to "First Take" Segment on ESPN2 Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010

A dozen Wesleyan football players headed to the ESPN studio in Bristol, Conn., Tues., Nov. 2, 2010, to take part in a demonstration about how Tennessee Titans' star running back Chris Johnson reverses the field so effectively.  With former NFL standouts Antonio Pierce (N.Y. Giants linebacker) and Warrick Dunn (Tampa Bay Buccaneers/Atlanta Falcons running back) providing the defensive and offensive prospectives, Wesleyan players, half in red and half in white, served as "chess pieces" , according to team tri-captain Joe Giaimo '11, to help complete the demonstration while clips of Johnson vs. San Diego were used to create a vivid point.

Wesleyan players became a part of the segment through a connection with Cardinal assistant coach and former head coach at Southington High School Bill Mella, whose players had been used on past shows.

To see the video segment that aired on ESPN2's "First Take" Thursday, Nov. 4, please click < here >.

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Wesleyan football stalwarts (L to R) Joe Giaimo '11, Jordan Greene '12, Nick Seara '11 (kneeling), Bobby Rosenthal '10, Zach Sadler '11, Shea Dwyer '10, Cyprian Oyomba '12, Matt Coyne '12, Brett Bandazian '12, Justin Freres '11, Bo Brown '11 and Derrick Williams '12 join Antonio Pierce (left in suit) and Warrick Dunn (middle in suit) at ESPN to demonstrate "reversing the field."