Evidence shows prep players getting bigger

Updated: January 31, 2006, 12:49 PM ET
By Bill Straub | Scripps Howard News Service

Sam Simpson has seen a lot of big men hit the field during his years as a high-school football coach, including a bruising 420-pound offensive lineman, and he doesn't think the trend toward bigger, bulkier athletes is going to exit the gridiron anytime soon.

"When you compare the size of the kids today with the size of the kids looking at a football team 30 to 40 years ago, there's no comparison,'' said Simpson, who is in his 13th year as head coach at Henry Clay High School in Lexington, ...

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