Thirty-Seven Years Later: Mike Flynt, 59, Returns to College Football As Eligible Football Player

Mike Flynt, 59 year-old football linebacker, returns to college football at Sul Ross State University Alpine, Texas. Forty-two years ago, Mike Flynt was playing at Odessa Permian (of “Friday Night Lights” fame) and helped his team win its first state title in 1965. Flynt chose Sul Ross for his college education and football experience in 1969 and in 1970 he led the team in tackles. He was set to be a team captain in 1971, but was kicked off the team during two-a-days.

Flynt shared this lifelong regret with former teammates at a reunion this summer when one of his friends encouraged him to go out for the team again. Flynt actually plays authentically for his 2007 Sul Ross State University Division III team. His playing is not a stunt.

Flynt has been a strength coach at Nebraska, Oregon and Texas A&M, and invented and promotes fitness equipment known as The Powerbase.

The Powerbase is a portable strength training device that utilizes resistance tubing attached to an industrial grade plastic base to provide progressive resistance to the user.

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Permian High School (official site)
Sul Ross State University (official site)