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Rodeo athletes cowboy up

Rodeo athletes cowboy up

Updated: August 13, 2009, 1:19 PM ET
By Jeff Miller | Special to ESPNRISE.com

Chase Outlaw plays running back and strong safety. He also plays baseball for Hector (Ark.) High. And he's the best high school bull rider in the country.

Outlaw, a junior, won the 2008-09 National High School Rodeo Association finals held in July in Farmington, N.M.

Outlaw, 17, thought briefly when asked which is the tougher sport: football or rodeo.

"Probably rodeo," he said. "In football, you've got people there to help you out. In rodeo, it's all you."

Actually, ...

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