Wednesday, October 05, 2011

LeBron James Returns to High School Football least for a day

by Jeff Fisher
High School Football America

Courtesy: Ohio Helmet Project
While Cleveland Cavalier fans may still be upset with LeBron James for leaving his hometown state, members James' alma mater football team are happy that the NBA All-Star still has a soft spot in his heart for his old team.

James, who was a pretty good wide receiver when he played at Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary, returned to the high school gridiron on Tuesday to work-out with the team that's undefeated and ranked #3 this week in the latest Division III Associated Press state rankings.

According to James, on his Twitter account, he practiced in full pads.

James, who caught 27 touchdown passes during his career, was an all-state player during his sophomore year; led the school to the state semifinals in his junior year, but didn't play as a senior, so as not to suffer an injury that would have cost him millions from the NBA.

Many believe that James would have had a great NFL career had he chosen football.

After the workout Tuesday, James tweeted on Twitter..."Just got done practicing with the St.V Varsity football team, full pads and all. Felt great being back on the field. Should I?"

Below is video of James making a couple of catches during his football career.

As an added bonus...I found this video of another NBA all-star Allen Iverson on the high school gridiron.  In 1992, Iverson led Bethel High School to the Virginia Division 5 state championship as a quarterback and defensive back.

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