University of Miami is looking for walk-ons that are at least 6’1 and 230+ pounds

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Yes, you read that right.

But trust us, it gets better.

That headline seems to be the best thing about all of this, but amazingly it isn’t. All you have to do is carefully read the words on the flier pictured above and you’ll quickly realize that Da U’s football program is in the middle of a dire situation.


Let us transcribe exactly what the flier says:

“Any student that is at least 6’1 and 230+ pounds” to contact the team about becoming offensive linemen.”

Yes, Da U is looking for 6’1, 230+ pound walk-on OFFENSIVE LINEMAN!!!!

And before you say, “This can’t be real”, let us just tell you. IT IS!

The flier is definitely real. “We are in the market for some walk on prospects,” emailed Matthew Applebaum, the video assistant whose email address is listed on the flier. He seemed a bit rankled when I told him this was how my school filled its football team– and I went to a small Quaker school in Indiana.

His reply:
We are not looking to fill our team. We are just trying to find a couple of walk on prospects and specifically offensive lineman. If we did not put size qualifications we would get the wrong kind of responses. We are not expecting or banking on finding a great gem necessarily, as much as we are hoping to find maybe one kid that has the right size and can help our program.

Our day is already complete.


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