Ohio State Cheerleader With 4.4 Speed Nearing Spot On Buckeyes' Squad


Maybe someone should talk some sense into Ohio State cheerleader Josh Springer (above, the ‘H’).

Um, Josh, you get to hoist cheerleaders above your head, go to their parties, hang with hot women and now you’re going to throw it all away to stand on the sidelines for the Buckeyes?

Springer is just 6 intense cardio workouts away from making dreams come true for male cheerleaders who were always told they were too short, not fast enough or strong enough to be football players.

The Dayton Daily News (Ohio) reports that tomorrow morning Springer and fellow walk-ons will endure the first of those workouts that will separate the football players from the cheerleaders.


“It’s the true litmus test,” (OSU recruiting coordinator Greg Gillum) said. “There was a little bit of a cardiovascular evaluation in the walk-on process, but this will be 60 minutes of grinding, grueling cardio. They’ve never been through anything like this. Guys could disappear at any time.”

That’s cool and all but we’re talking about a white guy with 4.47 speed which puts Springer in rare company.

NFL Draft Combine 40s (2009)

Vontae Davis, 4.49

Percy Harvin, 4.41

Demetrius Byrd, 4.42

CJ Spillman, 4.5

NFL Draft Combine 40s (2008)

Mike Hart, 4.67

Matt Forte, 4.46

Jordy Nelson, 4.49

Limas Sweed, 4.46

Aqib Talib, 4.47

Shall we publish OSU’s Brian Robiskie’s 40-time? He ran a 4.48 in February.

…and Springer has never trained to be a sprinter. He’s been tossing chicks into the air. Just think of the wheels on this guy when Ohio State puts him into a training program.

The white Dexter Jackson, anyone?

As a footnote to this story, Jim Tressel helped recruit Springer to OSU – as a cheerleader.

Now the student is just days away from being awarded a number and name on the back of a jersey.

“To be honest, I have no idea what to expect,” Josh said. “I haven’t done anything like this. I’m just going to try to fit in with the team and see where it takes me.”

[Dayton Daily News]

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  1. Greg says:

    let's be fair here. if he goes to the football team, a football player has to go to the cheerleading squad.

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